Prof. Encarnacion Emilia S. Yap, dean of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas (UPV), participated in the annual ASEAN Fisheries Education Network (ASEAN-FEN) meeting held at Nha Trang University, Nha Trang City, Vietnam on June 15-16, 2022.
Yap represented UPV in the Dean’s Council Meeting, which was attended by the deans and representatives from various institutional members of ASEAN FEN, a university-based consortium of fisheries and aquaculture-oriented institutions in the Southeast Asian region, particularly from the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Japan, and China.
UPV is one of the four associate institutional members of ASEAN-FEN from the Philippines, together with Central Luzon State University, Pangasinan State University, and Mindanao State University-Maguindanao. UPV, through CFOS, has been an active member of the consortium since 2015.
The meeting discussed plans for this year’s International Fisheries Symposium (IFS), an annual academic symposium by the organizing committee. This likewise gave an opportunity for the member institutions to have a glimpse of the venue of the 2022 IFS, which will be hosted by Nha Trang University on December 5-7.
Furthermore, Yap is the overall chair of the Search for the 2022 Outstanding ASEAN-FEN Young Scientist. The award program is a component of the IFS that recognizes and acknowledges young scientists from Southeast Asia who have made major contributions to fisheries and aquaculture. Winners will be recognized during this year’s IFS.
In IFS 2019, Yap served as one of the judges for the poster session on Postharvest, Fish Product, and Food Safety, which took place from November 18–21 at the Seri Pacific Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Every year, the CFOS has been participating in the IFS, presenting papers and posters, and it has received prizes for its Best Oral and Best Poster Presentations.