VP for RDE Prof. Benjamin J. Gonzales attends international symposium on South China Sea in Taiwan
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 23:02
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WPU Vice President for RDE Prof. Ben Gonzales visited the Taiwan Fishing Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) when he attended “The International Symposium of the South China Sea” in Academia Sinica, Taipei Taiwan on November 5-8, 2017.  Doc Ben is an award-winning fisheries technologist in the Philippines. He has been conducting studies on fishes, corals, abalone, and other molluscs. He also spearheads the biennial "International Conference on West Philippine Sea".

According to Shui-Kai Chang, VMS are important instruments for fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) to reverse the current depressed state of the world's fisheries, and have been mandated worldwide by fishery management agencies. The essential function of the system is to provide near-real time vessel position; the potential applications could, however, be more than that. For other distant-water fishing nations, Taiwan's experiences serve to demonstrate how the application of VMS technology can advance sustainable fisheries management.

The international trip of Prof. Gonzales was sponsored by the UPMSI West Philippine Sea Project.









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