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Head of SEAFDEC Reappointed

PHILIPPINES - Dr. Joebert D. Toledo has been reappointed Chief of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) Aquaculture Department (AQD) for a second two-year term until 2010.

The appointment was recently announced in Bali, Indonesia where the SEAFDEC Council, the highest policy-making body of the Center, accepted and approved Philippines' President Gloria Arroyo's endorsement of Dr Toledo.

Dr Toledo, 47 years old, is married to Nieves Aquino-Toledo, a faculty member of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences of the University of the Philippines Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo, the Philippine newspaper The News Today reports.

Dr. Toledo graduated from Oton National High School, obtained his B. S. in Fisheries degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman, and both his Masters in Science in Aquaculture and Doctorate in Agriculture in Applied Biological Science from the University of Hiroshima, Japan.

He was previously seconded as Marine Fish Seed Production Expert to the Department of Fisheries of Brunei Darussalam.

View the News Today story by clicking here.