Thursday , 28 January 2021
  • ‘Spaghetti’ fed to shrimp in bid to cut aquaculture cost

    Humans are not the only ones who enjoy eating spaghetti—shrimp can, too. Researchers are using nutritious green “spaghetti algae” in fish and shrimp feeds as part of a broader move to bring down the cost of expensive aquafeeds which account for over half the expenses of farmers. “The ultimate aim of using spaghetti algae, or … …

  • Disease-afflicted PH seaweed farms see hope with help of scientists

    Seaweed farming, a multi-million dollar export industry in the Philippines, is at the centerpiece of a worldwide effort by scientists to better address the outbreak of diseases and pests that are plaguing the farms. With an estimated 116,000 families in the country reliant on seaweed farming, SEAFDEC/AQD as part of the UK Research and Innovation … …

  • Japanese conservation biologist is new deputy chief of SEAFDEC/AQD

      The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), a regional treaty organization that promotes sustainable fisheries among its 11 member countries, welcomed the new deputy chief of its Aquaculture Department (AQD) based in Iloilo last Oct. 20, 2020. Dr. Sayaka Ito, a Japanese scientist with expertise in aquatic conservation biology, replaced fellow Japanese Dr. Koh-ichiro … …

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A partnership for Timor-Leste

SEAFDEC/AQD and the Agricultural Cooperative Development International / Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI/VOCA), a nonprofit international development organization based in the United States, put together a mud crab and fish cultivation livelihood project for Timor-Leste.

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AQD celebrates World Food Day

SEAFDEC/AQD participated in this year’s World Food Day celebrated every 16 October. For this occasion, AQD and the South East Asia Fish for Justice Network (SEAFISH) conducted a Training course on capacity building on good aquaculture practices from 11 to 15 October at AQD Iloilo station in the Philippines. In addition, AQD held a lecture on Nitrogen dynamics in shrimp and pond and environmental improvement ability of sandfish delivered by Dr. Masashi Kodama of National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Fisheries Research Agency in Japan on 13 October.

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AQD calls for papers on fish health

SEAFDEC/AQD will convene the International workshop on fish health management, with the theme: Accelerating awareness and capacity building in Southeast Asia, on 1-2 March 2012 in Iloilo City, Philippines. The call for papers is on these topics: (1) Accelerating awareness in fish health management through capacity building, and (2) Innovative research & novel diagnostic techniques for fish pathogens. Deadline of abstracts: 1 December 2011.

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AQD welcomes learners from Kiribati

The latest to train at SEAFDEC/AQD are two government officers from Kiribati, an island-nation in the Pacific Ocean. They are at AQD’s Iloilo station for the course on milkfish farming, 26 Sept to 10 Oct 2011.

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