Aquaculture Workshop in Butuan City, Caraga Region

By Development Communication Section

SEAFDEC/AQD had successfully conducted the Aquaculture Workshop: Technology Updates and Producers’ Clinic in Butuan City last September 8-9, 2014. This is a USDA-funded Philippine Cold Chain Project by Winrock International, an international non-government organization that implements developmental projects worldwide.

A total of 210 eager participants attended the workshop which was more than the number expected by the joint organizers composed of Winrock International, SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department, United States Department of Agriculture, the Philippine Department of Agriculture, the Department of Trade and Industry Region 13, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and Northern Mindanao School of Fisheries. More than 60% of the participants came from the sector of the producers, 20% from government offices and agencies while seven percent came from the academe. More details on the Aquaculture Workshop will be available for download in pdf format.

The first morning lecture was on Mud Crab Aquaculture given by SEAFDEC/AQD’s Dr. Emilia T. Quinitio.  Her talk was followed by a lecture on Fresh Water Aquaculture presented by Dr. Frolan Aya. The third lecture was on Nursery Culture of Marine Fish in Ponds delivered by Ms. Jocelyn M. Ladja.
The first morning lecture was on Mud Crab Aquaculture given
by SEAFDEC/AQD’s Dr. Emilia T. Quinitio. Her talk was followed
by a lecture on Fresh Water Aquaculture presented by Dr. Frolan Aya.
The third lecture was on Nursery Culture of Marine Fish in Ponds
delivered by Ms. Jocelyn M. Ladja.
The  afternoon session started with the lecture on  Grow-out of Marine Fish in Ponds and Cages  by SEAFDEC/AQD’s Mr. Eliseo B. Coniza and Dr. Evelyn Grace de Jesus-Ayson.  Their talk was followed by a lecture on Seaweed Culture by Ms. Ma. Rovilla J. Luhan, then by a lecture on Abalone Farming by Ms. Milagros R. de la Pena
The afternoon session started with the lecture on Grow-out
of Marine Fish in Ponds and Cages by SEAFDEC/AQD’s
Mr. Eliseo B. Coniza and Dr. Evelyn Grace de Jesus-Ayson.
Their talk was followed by a lecture on Seaweed Culture by
Ms. Ma. Rovilla J. Luhan, then by a lecture on Abalone Farming
by Ms. Milagros R. de la Pena
The second day of the workshop was the Aquaculture Clinic,  moderated by Dr. Fe Dolores P.Estepa.  The Panel of Experts was composed of  SEAFDEC/AQD’s Dr. Mae R. Catacutan on Nutrition, Feeds and Feeding Technologies; Dr. Rolando V.  Pakingking on Fish Health Management and Diseases;  Dr. Ma. Junemie Hazel L. Ramos on Resource Management,  Enhancement and Environmental Monitoring and Dr. Nerissa  D. Salayo on The Economics of Aquaculture and Social Issues.
The second day of the workshop was the Aquaculture Clinic,
moderated by Dr. Fe Dolores P.Estepa. The Panel of Experts
was composed of SEAFDEC/AQD’s Dr. Mae R. Catacutan on
Nutrition, Feeds and Feeding Technologies; Dr. Rolando V.
Pakingking Jr on Fish Health Management and Diseases;
Dr. Ma. Junemie Hazel L. Ramos on Resource Management,
Enhancement and Environmental Monitoring and Dr. Nerissa
D. Salayo on The Economics of Aquaculture and Social Issues.
Break-out Session, Stream 1: Mud Crab, Blue Crab and  Shrimps headed by Drs Emilia T. Quinitio and Fe Dolores P. Estepa
Break-out Session, Stream 1: Mud Crab, Blue Crab and
Shrimps headed by Drs Emilia T. Quinitio and Fe Dolores
P. Estepa
Break-out Session, Stream 2: Marine Fish facilitated by Dr. Evelyn Grace de Jesus Ayson, Mr. Eliseo B. Coniza and Ms Jocelyn M. Ladja
Break-out Session, Stream 2: Marine Fish facilitated by
Dr. Evelyn Grace de Jesus Ayson, Mr. Eliseo B. Coniza
and Ms Jocelyn M. Ladja
Break-out Session, Stream 3: Freshwater Species discussed by Dr. Frolan A. Aya
Break-out Session, Stream 3: Freshwater Species discussed
by Dr. Frolan A. Aya
Break-out Session, Stream 4: Seaweeds and Abalone  moderated by Ms Ma. Rovilla J. Luhan and Ms Milagros R. de la Pena
Break-out Session, Stream 4: Seaweeds and Abalone
moderated by Ms Ma. Rovilla J. Luhan and Ms Milagros
R. de la Pena
Ms Jasmine Junk (M) Program Specialist of USDA Foreign Agricultural Service and Ms Ingrid Ardjosoediro (R) Senior Analyst, Food Assistance Division of USDA browsing through AQD’s bookstall manned by  SEAFDEC/AQD’s Information Officer, Ms. Ruby F. Bombeo (L)
Ms Jasmine Junk (M) Program Specialist of USDA Foreign Agricultural
Service and Ms Ingrid Ardjosoediro (R) Senior Analyst, Food Assistance
Division of USDA browsing through AQD’s bookstall manned by
SEAFDEC/AQD’s Information Officer, Ms. Ruby F. Bombeo (L)

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