本研究院が日本学術振興会の補助を受けて推進する「アジア・アフリカ学術基盤形成事業」プログラムの事業として、セミナーが開催されました。

Visiting SEAFDEC/AQD (3rd and 4th December, 2012)

Prof. K. Arai (Coordinator of the program), Prof. Y. Takagi (R-3 team leader), and Prof. T. Takatsu (R-3 team member) visited SEAFDEC/AQD, Iloilo, Philippines. The objectives were to organize S-3 international seminar, to discuss with the senior staffs for co-operative researches, and to share problems and solutions for realizing environment-friendly aquaculture and stock enhancement in Southeast Asia by the JSPS-AASP program. Techniques of seahorses’ conservation were discussed, particularly, assessment of wild stock, estimation of survival rates, genetic monitoring of artificial seed, and etc. In addition, co-operative research and samplings were held for abalone genetics.

December 2nd. Arrival at Iloilo City

December 3rd.
9:00 – 9:30 A visit to AQD Chief, Dr. Felix G. Ayson in the Director’s Office
9:30-12:00 Meeting with AQD Chief Dr. Felix G. Ayson and Senior staffs of AQD for co-operative specialty and near-future collaboration with Japanese scientists
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch with Deputy Chief
13:00 – 17:10 JSPS-AASP Program, Seminar S-3 ―Environment-friendly Aquaculture and Stock Enhancement in Southeast Asia, the VTID Conference Room
Program and abstracts are available from following http://www2.fish.hokudai.ac.jp/active/as_af/index.htm
18:00 – 19:30 Receptions hosted by SEAFDEC/AQD

December 4th.
9:00 – 12:00 Discussion about JSPS-RONPASKU Program with Ms. Shelah Mae B. Ursua of Seafdec/AQD, the VTVD Room. Development of DNA-markers, parentage assessment of seeds, population structure of wild stock, genetic monitoring of artificial seed, and tagging and marking techniques for seahorses were discussed
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch with Deputy Chief
(K. Arai)
13:00 – 15:00 Sampling larvae of putative triploid donkey ear abalone Haliotis asinina and adipose tentacles of H. varia and hybrid H. asinina x H. varia for flow-cytometry. Discussion on triploidization techniques with AQD abalone team
(Y. Takagi) and (T. Takatsu)
13:00 – 13:30 Observation on AQD hatchery and rearing facilities for seahorses
13:30 – 14:00 Briefing about seahorses aquaculture and ranching with AQD staffs
14:00 – 14:30 Meeting about next Seminar S-3 on 2013FY with Deputy Chief in the

Deputy’s Office
14:30 – 15:00 Meeting about next Seminar S-3 on 2013FY with AQD Chief in the Director’s Office
(Level 3 warning of Typhoon “Pablo (Bopha)” was announced, we evacuated from AQD with AQD staffs at 15:00)

December 5th. Departure

Gallery of photographs

Streamer (left) and S-3 Seminar (right).