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State College Presents Researches in Fish for Development Seminar

10 August 2012

PHILIPPINES - The results of eight research studies conducted by the Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC) were presented in a Fish for Development seminar 18 July, 2012 at CSC Little Theater.

The researches were conducted Catanduanes Sustainable Technology Infusion for Inland Fisheries Development (CSTIDP) Programme.

Among these were Designing a Community-based Marine Hatchery in Catanduanes Using a Modified Protocol for Site Evaluation by Dr. Jimmy T. Masagca; From Rivers to Plates: Participatory Approach in Site Selection, Design, Fabrication and Trial of Using Cages for Enhancing Inland Aquaculture in Catanduanes by Dr. Myrna A. Santelices; Reducing Mortality in Growing Mudcrabs with Tilapia in Nylon Net pens with Bamboo Pipes for Shelter by Mr. Ricardo V. Arcilla;

Woman in the Post-Harvest Initiative of the Catanduanes State Colleges in Fortifying Tilapia, Packaging and Marketing by Delia B. Sorra,; Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture in Rivers and Coastal Areas of Catanduanes: Analysis of Livelihoods, Capabilities and Shocks by Prof. Socorro T. Brillante; Stakeholder Management, Identification of Inputs and Engagements in Community Protected Marine Spaces in Catanduanes by Prof. Sonia R. Vargas et. al.;

Managing the River Corridors of Northeastern Catanduanes for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Development under the Prospects of Climate Change by Prof. Estrella T. Tribiana; and Diversifying Livelihood with Integrated Rice-Fish Farming: An Option for Smallholder Rice Farmers of Catanduanes by Prof. Teresita J.Avila et. al.

An open forum after each presentation provided a venue for the researchers to generate feedback and suggestions from the participants and at the same time answer further inquiries about their studies. Moreover, a roundtable discussion focusing on an on-going study which is the "Gender in Agojo Marine Protected Area (MPA) in San Andres, Catanduanes and Kalapadan Marine Sanctuary in Baras, Catanduanes" capped the seminar.

These studies constitute the research proposal prepared by CSC President Dr Minerva I. Morales titled Catanduanes Sustainable Technology Infusion for Inland Fisheries Development Program and was consequently funded by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) through the initiative of Congressman Cesar V. Sarmiento.

Dr Minerva I. Morales, CSC President and overall programme leader of CSTIDP program, together with Dr. Aurora E. Araojo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and co-program leader of CSTIDP program, graced the seminar while Dr Jimmy T. Masagca, also the co-programme leader of the research programme, facilitated the conduct of research presentations and provided inputs for the improvement of the studies.

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