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๐ˆ๐ง๐š๐ฎ๐ ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐‚๐๐ƒ-๐š๐œ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฐ๐ž๐›๐ข๐ง๐š๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐’๐”๐ ๐ค๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

With its recent accreditation by the Professional Regulation Commission as a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider for fisheries, the Mindanao State University at Naawan (MSUN) hosted its first CPD-accredited program.  This milestone event was a webinar titled “Advancing Aquaculture: Gene Silencing Techniques for Sustainable Shrimp Farming,” held on June 19, 2024 via Zoom, with Dr. Fernand F. Fagutao as the keynote speaker. Fisheries professionals from across the Philippines participated in the program, representing various sectors, including academe (SUCs), national government agencies (BFAR and DENR), industry (Aquaculture Companies), local government units (Agriculture Offices), and research and development institutions (SEAFDEC/AQD and NFRDI). Dr. Dan M. Arriesgado, Dean of the School of Marine Fisheries and Technology, warmly welcomed the participants. He emphasized the critical role that genetics and molecular biology play in advancing aquaculture and fisheries. Dr. Arriesgado highlighted how knowledge of cutting-edge technologies could be leveraged to promote sustainable food production. Dr. Fagutao’s lecture offered a comprehensive and insightful overview of gene silencing techniques and their applications in sustainable shrimp farming. He enriched his presentation with the latest research developments and practical approaches for implementing these techniques.  Despite the novelty of the topic for many attendees, participants eagerly engaged in a discussion with Dr. Fagutao. They explored the challenges and bottlenecks of large-scale applications, consumer safety concerns regarding aquaculture products using gene silencing technology, and efficient administration techniques. This interactive question-and-answer session fostered a collaborative learning environment and facilitated the exchange of relevant knowledge. One of the participants, Ms. Joy Dinagsao, a fisheries professional currently affiliated with Charoen Pokphand Foods Philippines Corporation, shared her impressions regarding the webinar. She emphasized that it is reassuring to see significant research developments in disease management in shrimp production through gene silencing, as this has been a pressing problem in the industry for a long time. Additionally, she thanked MSUN for spearheading this relevant webinar and expressed her hope for more similar programs to be conducted in the future Dr. Elnor C. Roa, Chancellor of MSUN, concluded the program by expressing her gratitude to the University and the participants for making the webinar a success. She assured that this event marks just the beginning, with more CPD programs for fisheries to be offered by the University in the coming months. Chancellor Roa also emphasized the webinar’s importance in advancing the aquaculture and fisheries industry as a whole. This inaugural CPD-accredited program of MSUN was a resounding success, marking a significant milestone in the University’s efforts to promote sustainable aquaculture practices. It reflects the University’s commitment to forging the minds of both its constituents and the broader community for a better tomorrow. The knowledge and insights shared during the event underscore the importance of continued collaboration and professional development in this field. The University looks forward to hosting more such impactful events, continuing its mission to foster knowledge exchange and drive innovation in aquaculture and fisheries.

๐ˆ๐ง๐š๐ฎ๐ ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐‚๐๐ƒ-๐š๐œ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฐ๐ž๐›๐ข๐ง๐š๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐’๐”๐ ๐ค๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ Read More ยป

๐Œ๐’๐”๐ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐๐˜๐‚๐”; ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐›๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ

The delegation from Mindanao State University at Naawan (MSUN), led by Chancellor Elnor C. Roa recently visited National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) despite inclement weather. The delegation included Prof. Renoir Marino A. Abrea, Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension; Prof. Arleen B. Uy, Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development; Dr. Rey Y. Capangpangan, Director for International Affairs and Linkages; Dr. Anabelle Dece A. Espadero, Secretary for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension; and Faculty Researchers Dr. Fernand F. Fagutao and Fstr. Sherley Ann Inocente. Upon arrival, the MSUN delegation was warmly welcomed by Prof. Kai-Ten Feng and his team, who displayed remarkable hospitality. The visit began with a series of introductions, during which both parties shared insights into their respective research endeavors. This exchange aimed to identify potential areas for future collaboration. Following the introductions, the MSUN team was given a comprehensive tour of NYCUโ€™s high-end facilities. They met with several project investigators who expressed openness to further discussions on collaborative projects. A highlight of the tour was the Tin Ka-Ping Photonics Building, which houses some of the universityโ€™s leading research centers, including the Center for Emergent Functional Matter and Green Energy Materials and Devices. Prof. Chun-Hong Kuo introduced his team and laboratory, which will be collaborating with Dr. Rey Y. Capangpangan on a joint research project funded by the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO). This partnership proves the commitment of both institutions to interdisciplinary research as a vital component in solving complex problems and driving advancements. The visit concluded on a positive note, with both sides recognizing the importance of interdisciplinary research and expressing eagerness to engage in productive future collaborations.

๐Œ๐’๐”๐ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐๐˜๐‚๐”; ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐›๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ Read More ยป

๐Œ๐’๐”๐ ๐๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐›๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐“๐š๐ข๐ฐ๐š๐ง’๐ฌ ๐๐’๐‘๐‘๐‚

The delegation from Mindanao State University at Naawan (MSUN), led by Chancellor Elnor C. Roa, visited the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) to explore potential research collaborations. The MSUN team including Prof. Renoir Marino A. Abrea, Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension; Prof. Arleen B. Uy, Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development; Dr. Rey Y. Capangpangan, Director for International Affairs and Linkages; Dr. Anabelle Dece Espadero, Secretary for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension; and faculty researchers Dr. Fernand Fagutao and Fstr. Sherley Ann Inocente. They were warmly received by the NSRRC team, headed by Dr. Chia-Hung Chu. Both teams presented their current research projects, aiming to identify areas for collaborative efforts. The MSUN delegation toured NSRRCโ€™s advanced laboratories and facilities, including X-Ray diffraction, projection microscopy, absorption spectroscopy, nano-focus ARPES, and biological small-angle scattering. NSRRC assured MSUN of access to these resources to support research on marine and environmental resource conservation and innovation. NSRRC also introduced various programs and scholarships available to MSUN students and faculty and discussed plans for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize joint research projects. The visit concluded successfully, with both parties expressing satisfaction with the discussions and prospects for future collaboration.

๐Œ๐’๐”๐ ๐๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐›๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐“๐š๐ข๐ฐ๐š๐ง’๐ฌ ๐๐’๐‘๐‘๐‚ Read More ยป

๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ ๐’๐Œ๐…๐“ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ฎ๐ฆ: ๐€ ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ฉ ๐…๐จ๐ซ๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐…๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐’๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž

June 3, 2024 – The School of Marine Fisheries and Technology (SMFT) recently held its annual Student Research Colloquium, providing a dynamic platform for undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their research in various fields related to fisheries and aquatic sciences.  This year’s colloquium highlighted the theme “Transformative Research in Fisheries Science for Sustainable Development,” underscoring the crucial role of research in fostering sustainable practices and innovations in the industry. Breakout Sessions and Diverse Topics The colloquium commenced with three parallel breakout sessions, each dedicated to distinct areas of study within fisheries science: 1. Aquatic Habitats and Capture Fisheries 2. Aquaculture Systems and Management 3. Feed and Food Quality and Safety These sessions provided a platform for students to delve into specific topics, presenting their research to a critical audience of peers, faculty, and experts. Noteworthy presentations that were selected as the top studies from 27 papers in each field were: Assessment of Sex Ratio and Gonadal Stages of Sea Urchin Diadema antillarum in Tubajon, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental by Decery Shen A. Paquingan and Rolando O. Tingcang, Jr. Prevalence of Vibrio in Giant Freshwater Prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man, 1879) Broodstocks Collected from a River with Notes on Water Quality and Anthropogenic Activities by Ella B. Apil, Rejean Marie B. Orga, and John Paul B. Sol Survival of the Marine Polychaete Perinereis sp. (Kinberg, 1865) During Simulated Transport: Comparison of Loading Densities, Substrates, and Physicochemical Changes by Kristine Joy N. Balansag, Roxanne Claire C. Russel, and Jimmar C. Omandam Population Growth of Microalgae (Nannochloropsis oculate, Chlorella vulgaris, Tetraselmis chuii) in Fruit Processing Waste Extracts by Jenevie J. Dacayana, Frecy June Q. Gacus, and Daimabel A. Sinogaya Effect of Processing Time and Drying Techniques on the Sensory Characteristics, Proximate Composition, and Microbial Load of Dried Split Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) by Apple Bellezas, Chris Jane Bastasa, and Mary Mie Tacloban Assessment of Plastic Contamination in Commercial Fish Feeds and Common Feed Ingredients by Cherry Lyn L. Pulot, Ezraphil A. Delosa, and Jonalyn V. Damoloan Distinguished Panel of Evaluators The event featured an impressive lineup of esteemed professionals who meticulously evaluated the research presentations. These experts, hailing from fields such as fisheries, biology, chemistry, marine science, and food product development, assessed the students’ work based on the significance of their findings, the appropriateness of their methodologies, and the competence demonstrated during their oral presentations. The panel of evaluators included Ret. Prof. Jessie G. Gorospe, PhD, Ret. Prof. Henry E. Dejarme, MaryBeth Hope T. Banda, MSc, Robert Keith A. Sienes, MSc, Marnelle B. Sornito, MSc, Emmanuel S. Delloro, MSc, Liberty E. Taneo, MSc, Stephen Jhon V. Magoncia, MSc, and Grace D. Cabaron, MSc. Their expertise ensured a rigorous and thorough evaluation of the presented research, contributing to the credibility and prestige of the event. Plenary Session Highlights The afternoon plenary session was a highlight of the colloquium. Prof. Dan M. Arriesgado, Ph.D., Dean of SMFT, delivered the words of welcome, setting a tone of excitement and anticipation for the session. The guidelines for oral presentations and evaluation criteria were outlined, ensuring a fair and transparent judging process. Along with the two best studies from each parallel session, four exceptional graduate student researches were also presented, particularly: Nutritional Profile and Antibacterial Activity of Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Larvae Meal as Potential Protein Source for Aquafeed by Cherlyn M. Geronda Influence of Microalgae, Algal Cell Concentration, Body Size and Environmental Conditions on the Filtration and Ingestion Efficiency of Black Mussel Mytella strigata (Hanley, 1843) by Clevin P. Libay Antibacterial Activity of Calamansi Fruit Waste (Citrus macrocarpa) Ethanolic Extract against Aquaculture Pathogens by Michael James Salutan Evaluation of the Antibacterial Activity of Pineapple (Ananas comosus) (L.) Merr. Industrial Waste Against Common Fish and Shellfish Pathogen by Honielyn Taka The session concluded with impressions from the evaluators, who lauded the quality of the research and the competence of the students. The announcement of winners and the awarding of certificates followed, marking the culmination of a day dedicated to celebrating academic excellence and innovation. Award-Winning Research In the undergraduate category, the top honor went to Kristine Joy N. Balansag, Roxanne Claire C. Russel, and Jimmar C. Omandam for their outstanding study, “Survival of the Marine Polychaete Perinereis sp. (Kinberg, 1865) During Simulated Transport: Comparison of Loading Densities, Substrates, and Physicochemical Changes.” Their research provided significant insights into the optimal conditions for transporting marine polychaetes, which are crucial for various aquaculture applications. The graduate category was won by Clevin P. Libay, whose research, “Influence of Microalgae, Algal Cell Concentration, Body Size and Environmental Conditions on the Filtration and Ingestion Efficiency of Black Mussel Mytella strigata (Hanley, 1843),” offered valuable contributions to the understanding of black mussel filtration dynamics, with implications for aquaculture sustainability. Looking Ahead Assoc. Prof. Kaent Immanuel N. Uba, MSc, Research, Extension, and International Linkages Coordinator of SMFT, delivered the closing remarks, emphasizing the importance of continuous research and collaboration in advancing the field of fisheries science. He encouraged students to pursue their research with passion and commitment, highlighting the role of innovative research in driving sustainable development within the industry. The 2024 Student Research Colloquium not only showcased the exceptional talent within SMFT but also reinforced the institution’s commitment to fostering a culture of research excellence. The insights and innovations presented during the event are poised to make significant contributions to the field of fisheries science, paving the way for sustainable practices and advancements in the years to come. Photos by SMFT and Princess Everelle D. Banaag

๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ ๐’๐Œ๐…๐“ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ฎ๐ฆ: ๐€ ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ฉ ๐…๐จ๐ซ๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐…๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐’๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž Read More ยป

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