Exploring the Depths—In an extension of the World Expert Lecture Series (WELS) Program hosted by the UP Office of International Linkages, the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) presented a PGC Talks lecture featuring Prof. Dr. Glenn Satuito. The seminar took place on February 23, 2024, at the Institute of Biology Auditorium.

Prof. Dr. Glenn Satuito, a distinguished Professor at the Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University, Japan, delved into the intricacies of marine invertebrates and the dynamic landscape of shellfish aquaculture.

The seminar covered two compelling topics:

  • Settlement Behavior of Benthic Marine Invertebrates:
  • Oyster Aquaculture Industry in Isahaya Bay, Nagasaki, Japan: Status and Challenges

The importance of shellfish aquaculture, particularly the cultivation of mussels and oysters, has been underscored by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines. Recognizing these as priority fisheries commodities holds the potential to enhance the livelihoods of marginal fisherfolks and bolster the nation’s food security.