Asian Fisheries Society

E-Newsletter December 2019
17 Jan, 2020


Wishing all the readers a very Happy and Productive 2020.

AFS celebrated its 35th Foundation Anniversary along with 12th AFAF in the Philippines during 2019 and is going strong with various activities in different fields. Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of AFS has been very active during the year and through a Memorandum of Understanding established its Secretariat in Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), at Kochi, India. As indicated in last newsletter, the Asian Fisheries Social Scientists Research Network (AFSSRN) is being reinvigorated with 154 members to date. It is planned to organise the first AFSSRN Forum in Iloilo, Philippines during first quarter of 2021. Announcement of exact dates and program will be available soon.

AsiaPacific-FishWatch in collaboration with the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI), India will be preparing profile information on three economically important marine species – Cobia, Indian Pompano and Pink-ear Seabream.

Fish Health Section AFS will be organising the 11th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA11) in Kuching , Sarawak, Malaysia and is scheduled for 23-27 August 2020.

It is very painful to announce the demise of Prof. Edgardo Dizon Gomez, a friend of AFS and an exemplary coral reef scientist from the Philippines. Prof. Gomez has been actively involved with the activities of AFS and has been on its Council in the past. We pray for his soul to rest in peace. His brief bio is in this issue of newsletter.

M.V. Gupta

Enewsletter Dec 2019