CFAS Faculty Office, Admin Building, MSU Main Campus, Marawi City, 9700 Philippines

Warren G. Caneos, MSc., RFP

Associate Professor

“The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.” – Proverbs 21:31


Prof. Warren G. Caneos joined the College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences faculty force in July 2009. He then took and topped the Fisheries Technologist Licensure Exam the following year. Later, from June 2012 to April 2014, he served as Chairman of the Aquaculture Department and as College Secretary the next academic year. In 2016, he was awarded the Belgian federal government’s VLIR-UOS Scholarship to pursue an interuniversity master’s program in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management in Free University of Brussels, Ghent University and University of Antwerp in Belgium, where he finished as Cum Laude in 2018. He co-authored a scientific paper for poster presentation at an International Conference on CO2 Highs and Lows held in Azores, Portugal, that same year. He was appointed as the College Internationalization Representative of the MSU-International Affairs and Linkages Office the following year upon his return to MSU-Marawi. That same year, his thesis supervisor presented his master’s thesis at the World Aquaculture Society Conference in Louisiana, USA, winning the Best Abstract Quality Award. Additionally, he co-authored and published a scholarly study in Elsevier’s Journal of Aquatic Toxicology, a SCOPUS-indexed journal.

He was also a former Special Assistant to the Innovation and Technology Support Office, a subunit of the Technology and Innovation Center under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Extension and Development.

He is currently a member of the Technology and Innovation Center’s Intellectual Property Development Team (IPDT), MIPO Assessment Team (MAT), the College’s Internationalization Representative and Fisheries Department Chairman.

He was also granted for a 2-month Pre-Doctoral Visit at the Freshwater Biology Laboratory of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences by Global Minds programme of VLIR-UOS. This is in preparation for his Joint PhD with Hasselt University which will commence soon.


  • BS Fisheries (Mindanao State University - Marawi), 2009
  • Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Ghent University and University of Antwerp, Belgium), 2018


  • Aquatic Biodiversity, Aquatic Ecology, Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Fisheries Biology, Ostracodology

Courses Taught

  • Fundamentals of Fisheries
  • Aquatic Resources and Ecology
  • Ichthyology
  • Aquaculture
  • Philippine Fishing Grounds
  • Capture Fisheries


Research Projects

  • Species Composition and Distribution of Ostracods (Crustacea) in Lake Lanao, Philippines