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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.…

Survey on DNA Analysis of Anguilla bicolor in Indonesia

To get the understanding pattern of connectivity which is important for managers to figure out the stability of one population which was developed through the activities of this project, under the support from JAIF Project, a field trip was conducted to collect samples of tissues of Anguilla bicolor for DNA analysis. Sampling activities were conducted in two locations in Indonesia, namely Bengkulu April, 2-5 2018 and Central Sulawesi April 14-18 2018. In Bengkulu, the field trip was conducted by the project staff of…

SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING OF SEAFDEC/IFRDMD

SEAFDEC/IFRDMD, with the financial support from Japan Trust Fund (JTF), organized the SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING OF SEAFDEC/IFRDMD on 16 August 2018 in Palembang. The meeting has the aim to address the achievement in 2018 and the proposed activity in 2019. The meeting was attended by the Deputy Chief of IFRDMD, researchers, and administrative staff. There were two project documents presented by the project leader, “Promotion of responsible utilization of inland fisheries in Southeast Asia” and “Enhancement of sustainability of…