5th International Conference on Fisheries and
Aquatic Sciences

Sustainable Fisheries and Aquatic Industries

Promoting Technological, Ecological, and Socio-cultural Resilience

6-7 November 2019, Summit Hotel, Tacloban City, Philippines

Welcome to ICFAS 2019!

The University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) annually organizes and implements the International Conference on Fisheries and Aquatic Science (ICFAS), which aims to bring together individuals who are implementing programs and projects focused on or related to the fisheries and aquatic industries.


The 5th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences will be hosted by the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College through the support of the Office of the International Linkages of the UP System and in partnership with Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Regional Office 8. ICFAS 2019 will be held at Summit Hotel, Tacloban City, Leyte on November 6-7, 2019. Learn More

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News and Updates

Dr. Prospero C. Naval, Jr. of Fish-i Analytics will deliver a sponsored talk on Fish-i technology.

Know more about the talk here.

Check out the list of submitted abstracts accepted for presentation in the conference here.

Early Bird Registration ends on October 7, 2019

Registration of Accepted Abstracts ends on October 14, 2019

The complete registration instructions is availabe here.

We have made a list of accommodations available in Tacloban City.

You may view the list here.

The tentative program schedule is available here.

We are proud to announce the invited talks for ICFAS 2019.

Check out the list of invited speakers here.

Keynote Talk

Kazuo Nadaoka

Professor Emeritus, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Plenary Talks


Muhammad Saidur Rahman

Director, Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre, Bangladesh

Tatiya Theppituck

Professor, Art and Design, Faculty of Architecture, Naresuan University

Phitsanulok Province, Thailand


Alfredo Mahar Lagmay

Executive Director, UP Resilience Institute

University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

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Nguyen Van Nguyen

Vice Director,  Research Institute for Marine Fisheries

Haiphong City, Vietnam


Gonzalo Araujo

Executive Director, Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute

Bohol, Philippines

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Eulito V. Casas, Jr.

Assoc. Professor (Environment Science), UP Visayas Tacloban College, Tacloban City,  Philippines

Sponsored Talk


Dr. Prospero C. Naval, Jr.

Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City


Yana Chemodities, Inc.

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Maunlad Canning Corporation

Conference Sub-themes

Marine and Aquatic Resources

  • Current state of Marine biodiversity
  • Fisheries and aquatic resources and climate change
  • Aquatic resources, biodiversity, ecology, and environment
  • Productivity of marine and other aquatic ecosystems
  • Protection and/or Enhancement of Marine and Aquatic Resources (includes: Marine Protected Areas; Alternative fishery and aquatic resources for food, energy, and other applications)
  • Other related topics

Local and Indigenous Knowledge

  • Integration of local and indigenous knowledge in climate services
  • Local adaptation and resilience plans
  • Indigenous Knowledge on Adaptation and resilience plans
  • Local and Indigenous Knowledge on Marine and Aquatic Resources 
  • Fisheries and aquaculture planning and management
  • Social marketing in fisheries management
  • Maritime history, arts and culture and society
  • Gender in fisheries and aquaculture
  • Other related topics

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management/Climate Change Adaptation

  • Post Disaster studies on fisheries and other aquatic resources
  • Climate change adaptation of fishers and coastal communities
  • Disaster risk assessments of aquatic environments
  • Successful Disaster risk reduction management accounts
  • Mangrove Reforestation
  • Other related topics

Climate Services

  • Early Warning Systems
  • Information and communications technology (ICT) for Early Warning Systems; fisheries and aquaculture 
  • Availability and access to climate services
  • Effects and/or Implementation on harvest bans/fishes,
  • Monitoring/Gauges of sea level rise, sea surface temperature, coral bleaching etc…
  • Post harvests, fish products, and food safety for resilient communities 
  • Maritime laws, regulations, standards, and governance
  • Advisories for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
  • Fisheries and aquatic ecosystems health
  • Other related topics

Contact Us

Let us know if you have questions or concerns about the conference by sending a message using the form below.