Women as Students at Mindanao State University and then as Professionals in Philippines Aquaculture

Feb 25, 2015, 1:45pm - 3:00pm

A Special Aquaculture Seminar will be presented by Aryln Mandas, College of Fisheries, Mindanao State University (MSU), General Santos City, Mindanao, Philippines, in 333C Kottman Hall. Mandas will present Women as Students at Mindanao State University and then as Professionals in Philippines Aquaculture.

Mindanao is the second largest island in the Philippines where aquaculture is so conducive thus dominates in the production of fish over municipal and commercial fishing. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) reported that Mindanao in the year 2012 contributed 41.7% of the total aquaculture production in the country. Majority of those who are involved in the aquaculture industry in Mindanao are men with women in the background.

Mindanao State University is a premier university in Mindanao which trains students in Aquaculture through its College of Fisheries. This College has 13 faculty (54% are women), a 6 person staff and more than 600 undergraduate students enrolled. Sixty one percent of students in the College are women.

Konrad Dabrowski will host this special seminar.