NCSU professor visits AQD

North Carolina State University (NCSU) professor Dr. Russell Borski visited AQD last January 23-27 to discuss on the progress of the existing collaborative project between NCSU and AQD entitled Alternative feeding strategies to improve milkfish production efficiency in the Philippines. Dr. Borski is the Principal Investigator and AQD RD head Dr. Evelyn Grace DJ-Ayson is the host country Co-principal Investigator for the project.

On his first day at AQD, Dr. Borski together with Dr. DJ-Ayson went to Igang Marine Station to see the site of the milkfish cage experiments which will be started this February. The next day, he met with the seaweed farmers in Sibunag, Guimaras. These farmers were beneficiaries of a previous workshop (which is also part of the collaborative project) conducted by Dr. Anicia Hurtado. Dr. Borski also surveyed the seaweed farms in Sibunag.

Dr. Borski had a meeting with Dr. DJ-Ayson, Ms. Milagros CastaƱos (Devcom head), and Ms. Kaylin Corre (OIC TID head) on January 26 to discuss podcasting as a new extension tool. During the meeting, Dr. Borski also showed his initial efforts on tilapia book review podcast.

Lastly, Dr. Borski conducted a research seminar on Compensatory growth: mechanisms and applications for improving production efficiency of fish at TMS RD AV room on the 27th.

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