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PLENARY Sessions

12th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum​

PLENARY 1

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 10:30 – 12:00, Halls B & C

 
10:30
:
Introduction
10:35
:
Plenary Speaker 1
Why Mangroves are Vital to Fisheries and Aquaculture
Dr. Jurgenne H. Primavera
Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation
Scientist Emerita, SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department 
Philippines 
and
Chief Mangrove Scientific Advisor
Zoological Society of London
Philippines
11:05
:
Plenary Speaker 2
Linking Social and Natural Sciences to Solve Problems and Create Opportunities for Small-Scale Fisheries in Asia
Prof. Robert S. Pomeroy, PhD,
Professor and  Sea Grant Fisheries Extension Specialist
University of Connecticut-Avery Point Campus 
Groton, CT USA
11:35
:
Open Forum
11:50 
:
Closing
Chair
:
Dr. Derek Staples, AFS Past President
Rapporteur
:
Prof. Mary Jane Amar, PhD, University of the Philippines Visayas

PLENARY 2

Wednesday, 10  April 2019, 08:30 – 10:00, Hall B

 
08:30
:
Introduction
08:35
:
Plenary Speaker 1
ACIAR’s Fisheries Program: Fisheries and Aquaculture Research to Benefit Poor Communities
Dr. Ann Fleming
Research Program Manager for Fisheries
Australian Center for International Agricultural Research
09:05
:
Plenary Speaker 2
Feeding Billions and nourishing nations: perspectives on the importance of fish in the transformation to sustainable food systems
Dr. Gareth Johnstone
Director General
WorldFish
09:35
:
Open Forum
09:50 
:
Closing
Chair
:
Dr. Nicholas Paul, James Cook University
Rapporteur
:
Prof. Frances Nievales, University of the Philippines Visayas

PLENARY 3

Thursday, 11  April 2019, 08:30 – 10:00, Hall B

08:30
:
Introduction
08:35
:
Plenary Speaker 1
Transformation in small-scale fisheries governance: A systemic analysis
Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee
Too Big To Ignore Global Partnership
Memorial University
09:05
:
Plenary Speaker 2
The Philippines’ journey to sustainable fisheries – a development worker’s perspective
Nygiel Armada
Chief of Party
USAID Fish Right Program, Philippines
09:35
:
Open Forum
09:50 
:
Closing
Chair
:
Prof. Jorge S. Ebay, University of the Philippines Visayas
Rapporteur
:
Prof. Nieves Toledo, University of the Philippines Visayas

PLENARY 4

Thursday, 11  April 2019, 13:30 – 15:15, Hall B

13:30
:
Introduction
13:35
:
Sustainable Fisheries
Prof. Wilfredo Campos
University of the Philippine Visayas
13:45
:
Aquaculture
Prof. Atsushi Hagiwara
Nagasaki University
13:55
:
Aquafeed and Nutrition
Prof. Augusto Serrano, Jr.
University of the Philippine Visayas
14:05
:
Genetics Biotechnology
Dr. Gopalakrishnan Achamveetil
Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (India)
14:15
:
Aquatic Animal Health Management
Prof. Dr. Han-Ching Wang
National Cheng Kung University
14:25
:
Fishery Biology, Toxicology and Environment
Dr. Sirawut Klinbunga
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Thailand)
14:35
:
Seaweed farming: Future Prospects for food and feeds
Prof. Nicholas Paul
James Cook University
14:45
:
Post-harvest, Food Safety, and Processing Technology
Prof. Chen-Huei Huang
National Chiayi University
14:55
:
Socio-Economics, Gender, Capacity Building and Livelihood
Dr. Gay D. Defiesta
University of the Philippine Visayas
15:05
:
Fisheries Policy and Governance
Prof. Alice Joan G. Ferrer
University of the Philippine Visayas
Chair
:
Dr. Hillary S. Egna, Oregon State University
Rapporteur
:
Prof. Paul Ramirez, University of the Philippines Los Baños