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CF faculty attend international symposium on aquaculture and fisheries education
CF | 2009-22-12 02:41:19 PM

Drs. Tereso A. Abella and Emmanuel M. Vera Cruz, faculty of the College of Fisheries, participated and presented papers in the International Symposium on Aquaculture and Fisheries Education (ISAFE) held last November 27 to 30 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand Organized by the AIT, Shanghai Ocean University and Asian Fisheries Society, the symposium brought together reputable speakers from Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, China, Indonesia, Hungary, Japan, Malawi, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam, and Virgin Islands. They discussed issues pertaining to aquaculture and fisheries education and how education can support the industry.

Dr. Abella presented a paper entitled “The Philippine Fisheries Higher Education Program: A Threatened Species?” while Dr. Vera Cruz discussed the topic “Fisheries Curriculum that Caters to Both Entrepreneurship and Research” during the Curriculum Development and training session. The symposium ended with a panel discussion on the following themes: Curricula and courses; Academic degrees, Quality and certification; partnership/collaboration; and Future strategies. The symposium which focused on the theme “The Future of Aquaculture and Fisheries Education” enhanced the exchange of information on the status and recent advances of aquaculture and fisheries education in Asia and other parts of the world. It also resulted to the sharing of experiences among educators, policy makers and industry on the emerging needs for aquaculture and fisheries education. The symposium promoted collaboration among the education, scientists and institutions involved in aquaculture and fisheries education, research and development. Drs. Abella and Vera Cruz’ participation in the symposium was sponsored by the AquaFish Collaborative Research Support Project.

Source: CLSU Newsletter Christmas Issue 2009

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