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‘ISDA Talk 2018’ highlights trends in fisheries science

The UP Ichthyophilic Society (UPIS), one of the active student organizations of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas (UPV) organized an ISDA Talk 2018, a conversation on conservation, on October 18, 2018 at the CFOS AV Hall, UPV Miagao campus as part of its commitment to deliver sincere public service to the people especially to the fishing community.

Conducted in line with UPIS’s 53rd anniversary celebration, the talk was aimed to increase the awareness of the participants on issues concerning the aquatic environment and to promote fisheries as a profession.

The one-day activity highlighted the current situation, trends and emerging opportunities in fisheries science.

Three speakers from the industry and academe were invited as resource persons to share their knowledge, experiences and expertise related to fisheries. They were Dr. Victor Marco Emmanuel Ferriols, Assistant Professor of the Institute of Aquaculture, CFOS, UPV; Ms. Regina Bacalso, Fisheries Resource Management Specialist of Fish Right Program of USAID, Coastal Resource Center, University of Rhode Island, and Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources; and Dr. Wilfredo Campos, Professor at the Division of Biological Science, College of Arts and Sciences, UPV.

“We strongly believe that through this activity, we will be able to capacitate the audience and develop increased interest in the field of fisheries science. This is our contribution to the continuing effort of the College and the University to extend quality and sincere public service to the fisheries sector.” stated UPIS president Ma. Novem Grace Ylayron.

About 215 participants from the fisherfolks, local government units of Oton, Tigbauan, Guimbal, Miagao, and San Joaquin, faculty, REPS, staff, alumni and students of UPV as well as students from other schools attended the engaging talk. (With sources from UPIS facebook account)

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