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IFPDS, EDF conducts training-workshop on fisheries science and management

Institute of Fisheries Policy and Development Studies (IFPDS) of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences in cooperation with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) conducted a training-workshop on Fisheries Science Management on June 25-26, 2018 at the Graduate and Continuing Education Building, UP Visayas UPV, Iloilo City campus.

The two-day training-workshop was attended by faculty and researchers from UPV, Western Philippine University, Partido State University, as well as staff from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region VI and BFAR-National Stock Assessment Program Region VI.

The training-workshop aimed to introduce participants to data-limited methods in assessing fish and invertebrate stocks. These methods can aid the fisheries resource managers in determining reference points and formulate harvest control rules for different fisheries. The training-workshop also enabled participants to share and discuss different approaches that they use in stock assessment.

Liese M. Carleton from Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) presented stock assessment methodologies that utilize mean length and data of fish and invertebrates.

The activity involved lectures, discussions and lab exercises using the mean-length-mortality (MLZ) software package for R studio developed by Dr. John Hoenig and researchers from VIMS.

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