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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@, or log on to

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