Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

The Achievements and Contributions of Domiciano K. Villaluz: A Renowned Founder on the Artificial Culture of Penaeus Monodon Fabricius
Assistant Professor Desheree Judena Gayo – Preciado

This is a qualitative study employing historical-descriptive methods of research. Key informant interview and documentary analysis were used to gather pertinent data. Significantly, this paper is an attempt to present the historical narratives on achievements and contributions of Domiciano K. Villaluz in Mindanao State University as the Father of Fisheries Education. This paper highlights his leadership. DK Villaluz made a breakthrough in producing the sugpo fry through artificial culture with the help of a hatchery and larval feeding techniques under laboratory conditions. It was the first documented successful experiment. His laudable achievements revolutionized an impact to the aquatic industry. Most importantly, he leaves a contribution that spun the creation of another campus of Mindanao State University System- the Mindanao State University at Naawan which at present a premier institution in marine biological sciences and fisheries education. This article closes with a call for a more critical approach to the leadership skills of DK Villaluz..

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