AQD joins international symposium on catfish aquaculture

Copy of Copy of PC060141 AQD’s Binangonan Freshwater Station (BFS) researcher Ms. Antonieta Evangelista presented a paper on “Growth and survival of Asian catfish Clarias macrocephalus (Gunther) fry reared at different stocking densities and feeding regimes in Laguna de Bay, Philippines” in the international symposium in Can Tho University, Can Tho City, Vietnam. The Catfish aquaculture in Asia: present status and challenges for sustainable development conference was held last December 5-7, 2008.

The conference’s organizer was Can Tho University in collaboration with NACA (Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia-Pacific) & ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Aquaculture Platform, and PhysCAM Project of DANIDA (Danish International Development Agency). The government and other local institutions in Vietnam also supported the event.

In joining the conference, AQD gained knowledge and gathered relevant information on the economic importance of catfish aquaculture. It also expanded AQD’s network of contacts for future collaborations.

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