The establishment of the Philippine Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Information System (PASFIS)
In December 1982, a National Consultative Workshop on the establishment of a National Fisheries and Marine Sciences Information Network representing 34 institutions, and sponsored by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV), unanimously agreed on the need to develop a national information system in fisheries and aquatic sciences. That workshop provided broad guidelines for the development of such a system and appointed a ten-agency working group to develop a detailed proposal for its implementation. The resulting development plan was for an information system to be called the Philippine Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Information System or PASFIS, to be established within the University of the Philippines in the Visayas as an independent program, with funding to be provided by both UPV and other agencies.
The establishment of the Philippine Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Information System (PASFIS). (1989). In Report of the Seminar on Fishery and Aquaculture Information Systems in Southeast Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, 7-10 February 1989 (pp. 93-103). Bangkok, Thailand: Secretariat, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.