College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS)

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES VISAYAS
COLLEGE OF FISHERIES AND OCEAN SCIENCES

INSTITUTE OF FISHERIES POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

The IFPDS is the smallest institute, in terms of human resources, at the College of Fisheries and Ocean Science – UP Visayas however, it can equate or even surpass the other institutes in terms of research outputs and extension services.

VISION AND MISSION

VISION

A national institution at the forefront of fisheries policy and development.

MISSION

To generate expertise in the field of fisheries policy and development studies.

OBJECTIVES

  • To offer academic programs which will provide the human resources for the development and management of aquatic resources
  • To conduct policy research and development studies on different areas of fisheries – aquaculture, capture fisheries, fish processing technology, and management of aquatic resources
  • To conduct training, extension and outreach programs for government and non-government organizations on fisheries management, policies and development
  • To establish linkages and undertake collaborative work with other policy research institutions.

WHO WE ARE

FACULTY MEMBERS

Asso. Prof. Caridad N. Jimenez

Associate Professor 7

Field of Expertise: Fisheries Management

Educational attainment: M.Sc. in Fisheries (Fisheries Management), Auburn University, USA (1986)

Contact Information: cnjimenez1@up.edu.ph
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Asst. Prof. Jessica Dator-Bercilla

Assistant Professor 7

Field of Expertise: Science-policy research, climate change, development studies, psychology and social sciences

Educational attainment: MA in International Development Studies, Dalhousie University, Canada (2000)

Contact Information: jadatorbercilla@up.edu.ph
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Asst. Prof. Dr. Farisal Bagsit

Assistant Professor 3 and Vice Chancellor for Administration (VCA)

Field of Expertise: Coastal science and policy

Educational attainment: Ph.D. in Coastal Resources Management, East Carolina University, USA (2020)

Contact Information:  fubagsit@up.edu.ph
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Asst. Prof. Joshua Regalado

Assistant Professor 1

Field of Expertise: Data-limited approaches to fisheries management, Marine ecology, Fish population dynamics, Marine spatial planning

Educational attainment: M.Sc. in Biology, University of the Philippines Visayas (2015)

Contact Information: jmregalado@up.edu.ph
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Dr. Liberty Espectato

Instructor 6

Field of Expertise: Coastal resource management, Law and policy

Educational attainment: Master in Management- Public Management, Master in Marine Affairs, University of the Philippines Visayas (2010), Ph.D. in Fisheries candidate, University of the Philippines Visayas (ongoing)

Contact Information:  lnespectato@up.edu.ph
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RESEARCH, EXTENSION and PROFESSIONAL STAFF (REPS)

Ms. Genna Serofia

University Extension Specialist

Field of Expertise: Fisheries extension

Educational attainment: Master in Management- Public University of the Philippines Visayas (1993)

Contact Information:  gdserofia@up.edu.ph
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Ms. Ruby Napata

University Researcher I

Field of Expertise: Coastal resource management

Educational attainment: Master of Marine Affairs, University of the Philippines Visayas (2008), Ph.D. in Fisheries candidate, University of the Philippines Visayas (ongoing)

Contact Information: rpnapata@up.edu.ph
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Ms. Anne Brigette Ledesma

University Research Associate I

Field of Expertise: Fisheries behavior, fisheries biology, fisheries resource assessment and management

Educational attainment: M.Sc. in Fisheries (Fisheries Biology), University of the Philippines Visayas (2020)

Contact Information: abledesma@up.edu.ph
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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Ms. Ma. Carolina Torrecampo

Administrative Assistant III

Contact Information: mmtorrecampo1@up.edu.ph

Valladolid Hall
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of the Philippines Visayas

Ms. Gazelh Mae Gulpany

Administrative Assistant III

Contact Information: gcgulpany@up.edu.ph

Valladolid Hall
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of the Philippines Visayas

Ms. Mary Joy Formarejo

Administrative Assistant II

Contact Information: mmtorrecampo1@up.edu.ph

Umali Hall / FC Building
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of the Philippines Visayas

Ms. Rea May Faminogan

Administrative Aide VI

Contact Information: rsfaminogan@up.edu.ph

Umali Hall / FC Building
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of the Philippines Visayas

Mr. Zaldy Fernandez

Administrative Aide IV / Driver

Contact Information: ztfernandez@up.edu.ph

Valladolid Hall
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of the Philippines Visayas