“The Philippine poverty level has remained the same over the last 10 years while that of our Asian neighbours has gone down.”
This was the disturbing observation of Dr. William G. Padolina during his keynote address in the 3rd International Conference on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (ICFAS) on August 30, 2017 at Hotel Del Rio, Iloilo City. Padoilina based his observation from a compiled NSO data and ASEAN Statistical Report.
With the ICFAS 2017 theme, “Ridge to Reef: Strengthening Systems for Sustainable Food Production,” Padolina’s message couldn’t be more appropriate and fitting.
Dr. Erlinda S. Ganzon-Naret, Scientist 1 and Univ. Researcher of the Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences attended the training course on Aquaculture Feed Extrusion and Nutrition and Feed Management on August 20-25, 2017 held at the Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA. The training was organized by the Process Engineering Research and Development Center (PERDC). The Alumni Grant was given by, Education for Nature (EFN) by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
This training course was attended by sixteen (16) participants coming from nine (9) different countries. Series of lectures were held at the Rudder Tower, Texas A & M University. The lectures primarily focused on the review of the current practices for the preparation of aquaculture feeds, aquaculture nutrition, and feed management practices.
The trainings also exposed the participants to multiple demonstrations on the use of different types of extruders, drying and cooling systems for aquaculture feeds, and use of NIR (Near Infra-Red) Analyzer on ingredients. Participants were also oriented with Aqua feed vacuum infusion, coating of aqua feeds, and the most recent processing technologies for effective selection and operation with the use extruders. (Source: IA)
In honor of “70 years of UP Presence in Iloilo,” the UP Alumni Association – Iloilo Chapter (UPAA-Iloilo Chapter), in cooperation with the UP Silak and Silab alumni, organized the first and biggest “Run UP” ever, held on August 25, 2017.
Now on its 7th year, “Run UP” staged the “UP 2 UP Marathon” that took off at 10:00 pm from the main campus of UP Visayas in Miagao, Iloilo to Iloilo City where UP was first established in 1947.
More than 200 high school students coming from 10 public and private high schools from the Municipality of Miag-ao flocked and watched the free film screening of “Tsukiji Wonderland” at the Audio Visual Room, Pidlaoan Hall, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas, Miagao on August 18, 2017.
UPV, through the CFOS, was invited by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Japan Foundation Manila for a joint partnership in the film screening of “Tsukiji Wonderland” in line with the celebration of the Japan-Philippines Friendship Month. The screening also gave an opportunity to share the culture of Japan to young Filipino audience. The documentary portrays the rich seafood and fishing culture and tradition of Japan.