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Activity 23 November 2016

Researcher of IFRDMD and also the Section Head of Technical Information Services, Ms. Ni Komang Suryati, spent three weeks in Japan to take part in the training program on training course on status and information on studies of anguillid eels with support from Japanese Trust Fund. Organized by Marino Forum 21 of Japan during 10 October to 2 November 2016, the program was aimed at enhancing the capacity of IFRDMD staff working on the stock assessment of anguillid Eel on regional level. Specifically, the program was meant to make the participant understands better the measurement of stock assessment; stock management; fisheries biology and monitoring system, particularly the available tools and methodologies that can address problem relevant to the utilization and analysis of exiting data and translating such data into calculating the stock and useful information, as well as to gain knowledge in coming up with comprehensive information that would be useful and beneficial for countries in the region. The training course took place at the Hokkaido University together with the international students from China, India, Viet Nam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Study visits and discussions were arranged for her to learn on the roles and experiences of various agencies in Japan i.e. National Research Institute of Aquaculture, Minami Izu branch; Nihon University; MF21 office and Kitasato University; Research Center for Bioinformatics and Biosciences (ReCBB); and National Research Institute of Fisheries Science. At Nihon University, she had a good chance to meet and discuss with Prof. Katsumi Tsukamoto, who is now at the forefront of eel research. From him, she studied the spawning point for Japanese eel based on internal tide and environmental DNA method and hope this method also can apply in the inland fishery research. (#dina_mth)

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