The Philippine Star
SEAFDEC to feature aquaculture technologies at Agrilink 2017
The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) will demonstrate sustainable aquaculture technologies and innovations at Agrilink 2017 from Oct. 5 to 7 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.
Dr. Chihaya Nakayasu, deputy chief of aquaculture division, said SEAFDEC, an inter-governmental organization, seeks to promote responsible stewardship of fisheries and aquaculture resources not only among Filipino fishermen but also among Southeast Asian nations.
“We work closely with various aca- demic institutions, fishery schools, private stakeholders and government agencies in promoting science-based research and transferring viable technologies toward food security and upliftment of livelihood,” Nakayasu said.
Agrilink’s theme on improving the agricultural industry, particularly aquaculture, is in line with its ongoing research and development programs.
Among the R&D projects is “Quality Seed for Sustainable Agriculture,” which aims to improve the genetic qualities and conditions of seedstocks for aquaculture through domestication, brood stock management, strain evaluation and selective breeding, nutritional interventions and refinement of aquaculture procedures.
Other projects seek to improve production through nutrition and fish health management, social and economic strategies in aquaculture and resource management.
For seminar participation, call 8384491 and 09175888799, email frld.agrilink@ gmail.com, www.agrilink.org or log on to facebook.com/agrilinkPH.