Two Workshops on Tropical Anguillid Eels in Southeast Asia organized in Manila

SEAFDEC organized the back-to-back Workshops on “Statistics of Tropical Anguillid Eels in Southeast Asia” and “Aquaculture of Tropical Anguillid Eels in Southeast Asia” in Manila, Philippines on 23 April and 24-25 April 2019, respectively. The workshops were part in the work plan of the project “Enhancing Sustainable Utilization and Management scheme of Tropical Anguillid Eel Resources in Southeast Asia and is supported by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). A total of 46 participants attended the workshops comprising the focal points and delegates from the ASEAN Member States (AMSs), the Assessment Committee, resources persons from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences and the Faculty of Science of University of Brunei Darussalam, representatives from prominent eel farms from Indonesia, Philippines, and Viet Nam, SEAFDEC Secretariat, SEAFDEC/AQD, SEAFDEC/IFRDMD and JANUS. The discussions during the three–day workshops focused on the status of information on the resource utilization, distribution and resource stock of tropical anguillid eels in Southeast Asian countries, and the development of technologies to improve the survival rate of juvenile eels. In this occasion, the publication on the nursery culture prepared by SEAFDEC/AQD was launched and copies were disseminated to the delegates and representatives who attended the workshops.