USAID expert discusses fisheries practices to boost local sources

Dr. Najih Lazar, senior fisheries management adviser of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Fish Right Program, talked about fisheries management practices at the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas, Miagao, Iloilo on May 6, 2019.

Lazar shared his experiences and lectured on “Fisheries management practices and why some programs work and why others don’t: perspectives from Morrocco, Gambia, Ghana, Senegal and USA.” He entertained questions from the participants after the discussion.

Lazar is a fisheries management expert passionate towards promoting sustainable fisheries development and nature conservation by strengthening local resource management and economic diversification.

He has more than two decades of experience in international fisheries research and management in the United States, Morocco, Europe and West Africa. He is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Rhode Island, USA in marine fisheries stock assessment, marine fisheries conservation and fisheries co-management.

CFOS dean Encarnacion Emilia S. Yap expressed her gratitude to USAID for the opportunity to have a meaningful and productive talk with Lazar. The dean is looking forward to similar events and other collaborations with USAID in the future.

The one-hour lecture was attended by the faculty members and graduate students from the CFOS and the College of Arts and Sciences.

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