Fifteen international trainees finish special courses

By Development Communication Section

Trainees at a grouper cage farm in Capiz
Trainees at a grouper cage farm in Capiz

Three special courses on marine fish nursery and grow-out culture, shrimp nursery and grow-out culture & seaweed farming were simultaneously conducted from 1 to 12 September attended by trainees from Oman (13) & private participants from Malaysia (1) and the USA (1).

The training was requested by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Sultanate of Oman to update their technical staff with new operation and management protocols in the production of the aforementioned commodities. Lectures and practical activities were conducted at AQD stations in Tigbauan, Igang and Dumangas.

The trainees were taken to a shrimp farm (Negros Occidental), a grouper cage farm (Capiz) and seaweed net cages (Guimaras) were organized to give them the opportunity to interact with private aquaculture practitioners and expose them to the daily practices done at fish farms.

Marine fish. (Left) Trainees during the practicals on induced spawning of rabbitfish at TMS’ marine fish hatchery and during the visit to a grouper cage farm in Cagay, Roxas City
Marine fish. (Left) Trainees during the practicals on induced spawning of rabbitfish at TMS’ marine fish hatchery and during the visit to a grouper cage farm in Cagay, Roxas City
Seaweeds. (Left) Trainees prepare seaweeds for planting and construct bamboo cage for seaweed culture at AQD’s Igang Marine Station
Seaweeds. (Left) Trainees prepare seaweeds for planting and construct bamboo cage for seaweed culture at AQD’s Igang Marine Station
Shrimp. (Left) Practicals on identification of different “Penaeid” species and visit to a shrimp farm in Bago, Negros Occidental
Shrimp. (Left) Practicals on identification of different “Penaeid” species and visit to a shrimp farm in Bago, Negros Occidental

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