Aquaculture for communities


The participants together with AQD resource persons and technical staff

Seven participants from Cambodia (1), Malaysia (1), Thailand (1), Vietnam (1), India (1), and the Philippines (2) completed SEAFDEC/AQD’s training course on “Community-based freshwater aquaculture for remote rural areas of Southeast Asia” that was held 26 November – 5 December at AQD’s station in Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines.

The lectures and practicals included the overview of freshwater aquaculture in Southeast Asia; hatchery, broodstock management & grow-out of commercially-important freshwater species like tilapia, bighead carp, catfish, and freshwater prawn; aquatic ecology; design & construction of tanks, cages, pens, and ponds; preparation of feeds; major diseases; and sustainable management of small-scale farms.

The training was funded by the Government of Japan Trust Fund to help Southeast Asian countries adopt freshwater aquaculture.

Engr. Emiliano Aralar (rightmost) teaches the trainees how to select carp broodstock
Trainees dissect male catfish in preparation for artificial fertilization

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