On behalf of the network, the NACA Secretariat would like to express our profound condolences to the people of Thailand regarding the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The world's longest serving monarch, His Majesty King Bhumibol reigned for more than 70 years.
His Majesty was reknowned for his personal involvement in and commitment to development for the people of Thailand and the region, establishing his first rural development project in Huai Mongkol village of Hua Hin in 1952. In 2006 he was presented with the first UNDP Human Development Lifetime Achievment Award by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
He was, and will remain, a guiding light and a role model for us all.
The International Institute of Knowledge Management of Sri Lanka invites you to submit original research papers for presentation to the 3rd International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture (ICFA 2016) to be held from 24 – 25 August 2016, in Negombo - Sri Lanka with the theme "Aquaculture as an imperative segment of blue economy and sustainable development goals". The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 May 2016. For more information please visit the conference website for email abstract 'at' aquaconference.com.
Professor H. P. C. Shetty (17 May 1930 - 11 November 2015) was the first Director of Instruction of the College of Fisheries Mangalore, established in 1969, the first such College in India, thereby laying the foundation for fisheries education. He was responsible for setting the syllabus and developing the campus of the College in Mangalore. He was involved in replicating the Mangalore Fisheries College model elsewhere in India and even abroad. As an Aquaculture Consultant to FAO, Rome, he prepared the curriculum for post-graduate degree programmes in Nigeria, Brazil and the Philippines.
Born on 17 May, 1930, Prof. Shetty was a student of St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. He did two post-graduate degrees (M.A and M.Sc) in Zoology and Biology from Madras Christian College. On completing his studies in 1956, Prof. Shetty began his career as Officer-in-Charge of Mahanady Estuarine Fisheries Research Investigation, Odisha.
The twelfth meeting of NACA’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was held in the coastal town of Cha-am, Thailand from 9-12 March, approximately two hours’ drive south of Bangkok. The meeting was attended by participants from sixteen NACA member states, the Regional Lead Centres for China, India, the Philippines and Thailand and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
The TAC meets every two years to review NACA’s rolling work programme and propose amendments to realign it with the current needs of member governments and to account for new and emerging issues. In proposing changes, the TAC prioritises issues of common concern to multiple member governments where there are good prospects for regional collaboration. The NACA Secretariat uses the output to revise the work programme, which is submitted to the next meeting of the NACA Governing Council for consideration and adoption.
The 25th Governing Council Meeting was convened from 25-27 March 2014 in the Mercure Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR. The meeting was attended by 17 member governments, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), INFOFISH, the Mekong River Commission (MRC), the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) and the USAID MARKET Project. A welcome address was given by The Hon. Dr H.E. Phuang Parisack Pravongviengkham, Vice Minister for Agriculture and Forestry. Opening remarks were given by the outgoing Chair of the Governing Council, Dr Nguyen Huy Dien, the incoming Chair Dr Bounthong Saphakdy and Dr Ambekar Eknath, Director General of NACA.