Dr. Teruyuki Shinbo (left), head of the Kuroshio Science Unit of the Kochi University in Kochi, Japan and Dr. Milagros C. Morales (middle), Regional Director of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region 2, award the certificate of recognition for best poster presentation to Mr. Niko A. Macaraeg (right).
Niko A. Macaraeg, a Master of Science in Aquaculture student of the College of Fisheries (CF), bagged 2nd place for best poster presentation in the 13th International Kuroshio Science Symposium held from November 19 to 21 in Claude Andrews Convention Center, Cagayan State University Andrews Campus, Caritan Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.
Mr. Macaraeg presented his research paper co-authored by Prof. Janet O. Saturno, one of the faculty members of CF, entitled "Rhizofiltration Potential of Floating Aquatic Macrophytes (FAMs) in Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) Tanks". Five other M.Sc. Aquaculture students also presented the results of their case studies and thesis as a requirement for their subject AQ 799 (Seminar). Eleven posters were presented during the symposium participated by representatives from BFAR regional offices, state colleges and universities from the Philippines and Japan.
The main activity of the two-day symposium was the presentation of 53 scientific studies categorized into Fisheries Biology and Oceanography; Fisheries Resource Management, Fisheries Socio-Economic, Seafood Safety and Processing Technology; and Ecological Habitats and Climate Sciences.
The event bearing the theme "Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation towards Sustainable Fisheries Resources Along Kuroshio Region" is one of the essential activities of the Kuroshio Science Network that works on the common goal of promoting sustainable resources along with communities in the Kuroshio region who share the resources and energy brought by the current.