CTSA executive director Cheng-Sheng Lee opens the Letter from the Director in the Center’s monthly newsletter by sending “condolences and healing thoughts to all who are experiencing hardship” and reflecting on how the pandemic is shining “a major spotlight on food security,” thanking all those who continue to work in essential ag and aquaculture industries to keep the world fed.
He discusses recent and upcoming virtual conferences of interest to aquaculture producers, such as the University of Guam’s Island Sustainability Conference: “I am especially pleased that the Governor of Guam and the President of UOG are very supportive of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the region. They discussed the importance of incorporating traditional knowledge with technological innovations to effectively manage natural resources. ‘Island wisdom’ … holds the answers to addressing the growing challenges of feeding people in extremely isolated areas.”
Cheng-Sheng ends by emphasizing the necessity of working together for the greater good: “We depend on our partners—researchers, internal committee members, external reviewers, and other stakeholders—to help ensure that CTSA funding addresses critical industry needs and opportunities in our remote and often underserved region.”
Read the full letter here.