On September 25-26, 2023, a graduate of Hamilton College – New York, Class of 2021 and an intern of SEAFDEC/AQD in Tigbauan, Iloilo, Jonathan Dong, visited Mindanao State University at Naawan, as part of his global research endeavor.
Dong is currently conducting his fellowship awarded by Hamilton College – Bristol Fellowship program, providing him with the opportunity to explore the global rise in sustainable aquaculture.
Dong’s visit to MSU at Naawan was aimed at learning more about the goals of the university and to develop a docu-series detailing the incredible work that governments, private organizations, and people are doing to expand aquaculture in their respective regions. He also planned to dismiss any misconceptions of Mindanao, as well as providing insight on the work MSU at Naawan to positively expand the livelihoods of the people living in this region.
The School of Marine Fisheries and Technology and the Research Division gladly initiated the tour to the university’s aquaculture and research facilities. Chancellor Dr. Elnor C. Roa, together with other officials also participated in the interviews conducted by Dong to portray the story of MSU at Naawan and the Philippine aquaculture through published articles, journals, documentaries, and other media outlets.