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UPV attends the 2018 ASFA Advisory Board Meeting


Ms. Analiza G. Linaugo, University Librarian of the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV), represented the UPV in the 2018 Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) Advisory Board Meeting held at the UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE, Oostende, Belgium on June 11-15, 2018.

The ASFA Advisory Board Meeting is the annual meeting of ASFA Board which is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Ms. Linaugo attended the said event together with the 38 National International, and Co-Sponsoring ASFA Partners.

The event serves as the venue for ASFA Board to discuss the activities of ASFA partners and evaluate the ASFA Project. Some of the agenda discussed during the meeting are: status of the ASFA partnership; evaluation of ASFA database; ASFA products and services; ASFA impact evaluation; Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Information System (ASFIS) publications; and ASFA Trust fund. Ms. Linaugo discussed activities and the problems encountered by UPV and its eight (8) Collaborating Partners namely: Aklan State University; Bicol University-Tabaco Campus; Bohol Island State University–Candijay Campus; Iloilo State College of Fisheries; Mindanao State University-Naawan Campus; Pangasinan State University-Binmaley Campus; Samar State University; and Western Philippines University

The ASFA Partnership is an agreement between UPV and FAO, which serves as the UPV’s international linkage, and also provide the institution with free membership to International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC). It also made UPV as National ASFA Partner, which is responsible for the management of its eight collaborating partners.

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