UPV alumnus is incoming NACA Director General

Ms. GT Mabilog

The Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia-Pacific (NACA), in its 33rd Governing Council Meeting in New Delhi, India, elected Dr. Eduardo Leaño as its incoming Directer General starting May 2024 last 06 March 2024. Dr. Leaño will take on a five-year term, succeeding Dr. Huang Jie.

Dr. Leaño is a graduate of Master of Science in Fisheries of the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV). He completed his Bachelor of Science in Inland Fisheries at Central Luzon State University and earned his PhD in Applied Biology from the City University of Hong Kong.

At present, he is NACA’s Senior Program Officer for Health and Biosecurity Program, and Food Security, Safety, and Certification Program. He was previously a research scientist in the Aquaculture Department of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC). Moreover, he was a research fellow at the Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute, and research fellow and adjunct professor at the National Taiwan Ocean University.

Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Leaño has successfully published seven books on aquaculture and aquatic animal health. His track records also includes publications of 50 scientific articles in various national journals, proceedings, and book chapters. (With sources from NACA)

Source: https://www.upv.edu.ph/index.php/news/upv-alumnus-is-incoming-naca-director-general