Monthly Archives: August 2011

Visitor services

Welcome to FishWorld! SEAFDEC FishWorld is a museum-aquarium and visitor center dedicated to science and environment education for the general public particularly about aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity, aquaculture, fisheries, and the aquatic sciences. FishWorld opened to the public on 7 July 2000  and has since received about 10,000 visitors a year. FishWorld offers a 30-min regular tour – a 10-min briefing or institutional video and 20 min to examine the poster exhibits, aquarium animals, and the museum collections. A self-guided tour of FishWorld is encouraged. The SEAFDEC hatcheries and research laboratories may be visited at pre-arranged times by groups with special needs.  This tour takes about 1hr for a group of 30 persons. Platon Hall The front reception hall honors …

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TID Conference Room

Conferences and meetings may be hosted at AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station, an easy reach to/from Iloilo City; about a 30 minute, 25-kilometer car ride through the Southern Antique-Iloilo highway We have: a 120-person capacity, air-conditioned conference hall three adjoining or adjacent lecture/class rooms (air-conditioned too) and a kitchen-food serving room remote internet connection in the main conference hall (available on request) multimedia projector/s, large screen/s, sound & sound recording system logistical support ~ reproduction of conference materials (hardcopy and CD-Rom); phone, fax, email; food catering by the AQD Cafeteria; car transport and a big parking lot; power generator/s 24-hour security Inquiries: aqdchief@seafdec.org.ph

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AQD Training coordinators

For all training courses and training by request, contact:   Caryl Vincent Genzola SEAFDEC/AQD Tigbauan Main Station 5021 Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines Tel: (63-33) 330-7030 Fax: (63-33) 330-7031 E-mail: training@seafdec.org.ph cmgenzola@seafdec.org.ph   For freshwater training courses, contact:   Maria Lourdes Cuvin-Aralar, Dr. Sc. Agr. SEAFDEC/AQD Binangonan Freshwater Station Binangonan, 1903 Rizal, Philippines Fax: (63-2) 289-3687 Mobile: (+63) 9178615992 E-mail: mlcaralar@seafdec.org.ph

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Application process & forms

Applicants for AQD training Technologists, technicians, managers, researchers, and extension workers in aquaculture and related disciplines (with the appropriate educational background) At least 18 years old Able to communicate in English In good health Application for training Choose a training course and contact AQD Training Coordinators for the schedule and syllabus. Obtain a medical certificate of good health attesting to ability to undertake training and strenuous aquaculture work. Fill out an Application for Training. Submit a completed Application to the AQD Training Coordinators at least one month before the start of the training course. Wait for admission notice. Pay the training fees. If you are staying for more than two weeks, please secure 47A2 or 9A visa good for the entire duration of your …

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Manpower development training

ANNOUNCEMENT The Training and Information Division is now accepting applicants to undertake Manpower Development Training on its Outreach Program on different Aquaculture Technologies. Qualified applicants will receive a daily subsistence allowance of P100/day while on training. Qualifications: 1. At least 1 year experience in Aquaculture projects (Hatchery, Nursery, Pond, Cage Operations); Diploma in Fisheries or related field 2. Willing to be assigned anywhere in the Philippines. Procedure: 1. Applicants must fill out the Application for Training form and send this to training@seafdec.org.ph Applicants may also fax the accomplished form to 63-33 330 7031. 2. Trainees will be rated by their supervisor on their performance and in the event that trainees do not come up to the expectations, said trainee may …

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AQD & BFAR-RFTC Collaborative Extension Program

SEAFDEC/AQD, BFAR-RFTC Training of Trainers Ninety-eight (98) technical staff from the seven Regional Fisheries Training Center of the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-RFTC) had successfully completed the series of five courses on the Training of trainers on hatchery and nursery of high value species at SEAFDEC/AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station. Some of the participants attended more than one course. The program aimed to enhance and strengthen the capacity and capability of the BFAR-RFTC technical staff on the operation and management of the hatchery and nursery of selected high value marine species.  The series of courses started on 29 March 2011 and ended on 19 July 2011. The courses were designed to constitute about 15% lectures, 75% practical work, …

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Training fellowship

A number of fellowships for the training courses are available to participants from SEAFDEC member countries and ASEAN. To apply, please contact your respective Council Director. MR. ABDUL HALIDI BIN MOHD. SALLEH SEAFDEC Council Director for Brunei Darussalam and Acting Director of Fisheries Fisheries Department Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources Muara Fisheries Complex, Simpang 07-53, Jalan Peranginan Pantai Serasa, Muara BT 1728 Brunei Darussalam Tel: (673-2) 772788 Fax: (673-2) 771063 or 770065 E-mail: halidi.salleh@fisheries.gov.bn H.E. ENG CHEASAN SEAFDEC Council Director for Cambodia and Delegate of the Royal Government  of Cambodia and Director General of Fisheries Administration #186, Preah Norondom Blvd., Sangkat Tonle Bassak Khan Chamear Morn, P.O. Box 582 Phnom Penh, Cambodia Mobile phone: (855) 12 915567 Fax: (855-23) 215796 PROF. SJARIEF WIDJAJA …

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List of AQD Science papers in 2011

Aldon MET, Tormon DH, Fermin AC.  2010.  Sociocultural factors influencing fisher’s participation I coastal resource management in Aniniy, Antique, West Central, Philippines. In: Tolentino LL, Ladicho LD, Wun’Gaeo S, Ikegami K (eds.).  Asian Rural Sociology IV. The Multidimensionality of Economy, Energy and Environmental Crises and their Implications for Rural Livelihoods. International Conference; 7-10 September 2010; Bicol University, Legazpi City, Philippines; Asian Rural Sociology Association. Vol. 1.pp. 143-153. Amar EC, Faisan JP Jr,.  2011.  Efficacy of an inactivated vaccine and nutritional additives against white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in shrimp (Penaeus monodon). The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture-Bamidgeh 63:[IIC:2011.529] 9 pages. Ates C, Quinitio GF, Quinitio ET, Sanares R. Comparative study on the embryonic development of three mud crabs Scylla spp.. Aquaculture …

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International Training Course on Community-based Resource Enhancement in the Southeast Asian Coastal Region

Southeast Asian coastal marine areas are rich in aquatic life resources with highly diverse fauna and flora supported by a plenty of highly productive environments such as mangroves, seagrass beds, and coral-reefs, which serve as reproductive, nursery, and/or feeding grounds for many aquatic organisms. However, a lot of aquatic life resources are decreasing due to various causes. Among the variety of aquatic species in the Southeast Asian region, there are a lot of high-value species and that is why fishing, hunting and collection have been done intensely. Because of this, most of the important fishery organisms are threatened and overexploited situation. Changing environment ascribed to global climate change and to degradation of aquatic life habitat through human activity also has …

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Analytical services

SEAFDEC/AQD offers fish disease diagnostic services, with viral fish diseases determined by PCR. Also available are electron microscopy imaging (TEM and SEM), and chemical and microbiological analyses of the following: feeds, feed ingredients, experimental animals and others (proximate analysis, fatty acid profile) water (pH, alkalinity, chlorophyll, dissolved oxygen, nitrogen (ammonia, nitrate and nitrite), phosphate, total hardness, total suspended solids) soil (pH, organic matter, available iron / phosphorus / sulfur) food products and water (standard aerobic plate count or total viable count; coliform count, determination of Salmonella / Shigella / Staphylococcus aureus / Escherichia coli; yeast / mold count; water potability) To request fish disease diagnostic and/or analytical services from SEAFDEC/AQD: 1. Contact the laboratory for availability of schedule, proper sampling …

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Milkfish & mud crabs for sale

An estimated 120 kgs of milkfish and 150 kgs of mud crabs will be harvested from AQD’s Dumangas Brackishwater Station on 09 and 10 August respectively. The milkfish will be sold at a range of Php 75.00 – Php 120.00 per kg for sizes 200 g and above; while mud crabs will be priced at Php 300.00- Php 400.00 per kg for sizes 250 kgs and above (male and female). For orders and inquiries, you may contact AQD’s Materials Control Unit at (033) 511-8091/ (033)511-9171 loc 320.

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Fry & fingerlings

The following are available from the AQD hatcheries based on the breeding season. Please order and inquire in advance. For marine fishes, email: edjayson@seafdec.org.ph. For freshwater fishes, email: mlcaralar@seafdec.org.ph. For tilapia at TMS, email: jsilvestre@seafdec.org.ph. For crablets, email: jjdlcruz@seafdec.org.ph. For abalone, email: smbuen@seafdec.org.ph. Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Download the Order Form (PDF format) Products Size / Age Price (Phil Peso) Fish (newly hatched larvae) Milkfish P 6,000.00 / million Rabbitfish 10,000.00 / million Pompano 10,000.00 / million Grouper 10,000.00 / million Red snapper 10,000.00 / million Sea bass 10,000.00 / million Fish (fry) Milkfish 21-25 days P 0.30 / pc Rabbitfish 1.0 in 3 / pc Pompano 1.0 in 5 / pc Grouper 1.0 in 8 / …

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Institutional capacity development for sustainable aquaculture

The ICD-SA is the Institutional capacity development for sustainable aquaculture project launched in 2006 to hasten the transfer to and adoption by coastal villagers of appropriate technologies that would enhance the productivity of aquatic resources and at the same time safeguard the fragile balance of the aquatic ecology. Season-long training courses, technology demonstration, and research are the three main activities of ICD-SA projects. The ICD-SA projects, in effect, become: (1) an R&D platform for demonstrating the technical and economic feasibility of aquaculture technologies; (2) a laboratory for assessing socioeconomic and environmental impacts of aquaculture technologies; and, (3) on-site training ground for beneficiary communities. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Season-long training courses Season-long training courses are conducted onsite. Each course consists of a series of …

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2011 Training schedule

UPCOMING Date / Status Training Courses* Venue** Training Fee*** For the Philippines, AQD’s host country (PhP) For SEAFDEC or ASEAN member – countries (US$) 22 November – 01 December Accepting applicants Community-Based Freshwater Aquaculture for Remote Rural Areas of Southeast Asia TMS 12,000 1,000 17 – 21 October Accepting applicants Catfish Hatchery & Grow-out BFS 6,000 500 14 November – 02 December Accepting applicants Freshwater Aquaculture BFS 14,000 1,600 Other Courses By arrangement Accepting applicants Hatchery of Selected Species (Milkfish/Seabass/Grouper) TMS 15,000 1,800 By arrangement Accepting applicants Detection of Viral Diseases by PCR (Virus PCR) TMS 8,000 700 DONE Date / Status Training Courses* Venue** Training Fee*** For the Philippines, AQD’s host country (PhP) For SEAFDEC or ASEAN member – …

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