AQD successfully conducted marine fish course

By Development Communication Section

Trainees at the AQD laboratory for their practicals on natural food production
Trainees at the AQD laboratory for their practicals on natural food production

Nine participants attended the 37-day course on marine fish hatchery from 18 June -25 July at AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station. Trainees came from the government & private sectors based in the Philippines (3), Brunei Darussalam (2), Singapore (2), Cambodia (1) and Thailand (1).

A series of lectures and practical activities were done to provide the participants with technical knowledge and skills in biology, broodstock management and spawning & larval rearing of marine fishes such as milkfish, seabass, grouper, snapper, rabbitfish or pompano. Production of natural food for larvae was also part of the course.

One of the trainees from Singapore, Mr. Leonard Shoh, expressed his gratitude to the resource persons & staff for his delightful stay at AQD. “With the skills and knowledge that we have learned from this course, we sincerely hope that one day, we will be able to return to AQD and share our successes with you,” Mr. Shoh said during the closing ceremony.

Some practical sessions and lectures were done at AQD stations in Igang, Guimaras & Dumangas, Iloilo.

Trainees conducting induced spawning of grouper broodstock
Trainees conducting induced spawning of grouper broodstock
Trainees together with (seated; from left) training and information head Dr. Evelyn Grace Ayson, Deputy Chief Dr. Takuro Shibuno and training officer-in-charge Mr. Rodrigo Lacierda
Trainees together with (seated; from left) training and information head Dr. Evelyn Grace Ayson, Deputy Chief Dr. Takuro Shibuno and training officer-in-charge Mr. Rodrigo Lacierda

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