Davao City hosts Regional Scientific Meeting

  • March 13, 2017

DAVAO CITY March 13 (PIA)- The Mindanao Regional Scientific Meeting began today (March 13) at the SMX Convention Center.

The science meet of various stakeholders is being organized by the National Academy of Science and Technology in cooperation with the Department of Science and Technology Mindanao Cluster. The two-day meeting will run up to tomorrow (March 14).

The theme of the event “Attaining Sustainable Development Goals: Philippine Fisheries and Other Aquatic Resources 20/20,” will have different sessions discussing issues related to fisheries and marine resources.

Among these include sustainable sardine production, current status of the Philippine seaweed industry, hydrologic-geomorphalogic-ecologic considerations for sustainable fisheries in Agusan River basin, waste management in tuna and sardines canning and processing industry, optimization of fishing vessel design and towards a blue economy.

Invited experts to the meeting included Dr. Cesar Villanoy of the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute, Alfred Pedrosa III, president of the Seaweed Industry Association of the Philippines, Academicians William Torres, Guillermo Tabios and Reynaldo Vea of the NAST Engineering Sciences and Technology Division.

DOST-XI Regional Director Anthony Sales says they are hoping to come with several resolutions and recommendations, which they can present to the government for action.

The Regional Scientific Meeting aims to convene a conference to determine how the Philippines will achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). (PIA/RG Alama)


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