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Chief of SEAFDEC/IFRDMD Attends The International Conference on River Connectivity in Albury, New South Wales, Autralia

Attending the International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2018) and the First Symposium on Hydropower and Fish Management in Albury, New South Wales, Australia. Chief SEAFDEC/IFRDMD, Dr. Arif Wibowo, is present at this opportunity. This is the first time that the fish passage conference holds in the Southern Hemisphere which is very tropical given that fish passage have been a central component of hydropower design worldwide and is at the headwaters of the Muray River, the lifeblood of the largest river…

SEAFDEC/IFRDMD ATTENDS JAIF MEETING : STRENGTHENING THE EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN AMS WITH GIS AND RS…

Sixty  percent  of  global  fish  production  takes  place  in  Asia, and  developing countries produce over 75 percent of that share. Asia accounts for 34 percent of the world’s exports of fish and a staggering 87 percent of all fishery and aquaculture employees. The fish consumption is higher in Asia than in any other region of the world and is increasing worldwide. It is likely that the role of fisheries in providing livelihoods, trade, and food security in the Southeast Asian region will continue to grow. In Southeast…

SEAFDEC/IFRFMD in Collaboration with FAO hold Workshop on Regional Awareness Raising in Asia on Prospective Species Proposals to CITES…

Freshwater eels (Anguilla spp.) are catadromous fish, adult migrate from freshwater to the deep sea to spawn and the larvae will return to freshwater to grow. In recent years, there has been growing concern about declining stocks of various species of anguillid eels around the world. Fishing activity that tend to increase and decrease in ecological quality can threaten the existence activities of the freshwater eel fishery resources and lead to a decrease in catches. Most of the world’s eel production is derived from…

ANGUILLID EEL BASELINE SURVEY IN PHILIPINES

Under the support from SEAFDEC/JAIF Project, a field trip was conducted to collect data statistics on eel fisheries and also to collect samples of tissues of Anguilla bicolor pacifica for DNA analysis. Regarding to the objectives of the project on DNA analysis, it is to determine the connectivity of the population Anguilla bicolor in Southeast Asia. The survey was conducted on July 16-23, 2018, by SEAFDEC/SEC (Ms. Parinthon Veerapattananon), SEAFDEC/IFRDMD (Ms. Melfa Marini), SEAFDEC/AQD (Dr. Maria Lourdes C. Aralar, Dr.…