AQD gets visitors from Japan and Papua New Guinea

L-R: Dr. Morioka, AQD Chief Dr. JD Toledo, Dr. Hanamura and Dr. Satoshi Watanabe AQD got visited by three Japanese experts who generously gave research seminars to AQD staff. Dr. Shinsuke  Morioka of JIRCAS presented on February 9 the Importance of swampy-plane small fishes: A case study on fundamental biology of two short-lived species, Brachygobius mekongensis and Parambassis siamensis.

Dr. Yukio Hanamura, also of JIRCAS, tackled on February 9 the Biological and ecological characteristics of hyperbenthic crustaceans in mangrove estuaries: perspective from studies in Malaysia.

Dr. KodamaDr. Masashi Kodama of the National Research Institute of Fisheries Science (Japan) presented on March 9 his study on  Production and decomposition characteristics of particulate organic matter (POM) and its implications for hypoxia in the eutrophicated enclosed estuary, a case study of Ariake Bay, Japan.

In a related matter, seven directors of Papua New Guinea’s National Fisheries Authority visited AQD on February 26. These included Mr. Tau Vali, Mr. Bede Tomorita, Mr. Michael Wau, Mr. Paul Nivori, Mr. Kawoi Songoro, Mr. Paul Martin and Mr. Jerome Tioti. They met with AQD Chief Dr. Joebert Toledo with whom they discussed possible collaborative activities involving tilapia, catfish, sandfish and abalone.

Papua New Guinean guests

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