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SEAFDEC/AQD’s BFS holds training course on catfish breeding and culture

By Development Communication Section / F Aya

CAREFUL, CAREFUL! Engr. Emiliano V. Aralar explains to the trainees the proper monitoring and recording of water quality variables in land-based tanks of SEAFDEC/AQD’s BFS
CAREFUL, CAREFUL! Engr. Emiliano V. Aralar explains to the trainees the proper monitoring and recording of water quality variables in land-based tanks of SEAFDEC/AQD’s BFS

SEAFDEC/AQD’s Freshwater Station in Binangonan, Rizal held the Special Training Course on Catfish Hatchery and Grow-out Operations on October 13-17, 2014. It was attended by eight participants from Brunei Darussalam, Sudan and the Philippines. The trainees came from various disciplines such as medicine, engineering, education, and fisheries and aquaculture.

The 5-day training course, which is offered once a year, provided the participants with technical knowledge and skills on the biology, hatchery, nursery and grow-out culture of catfishes. The specific topics taught during the training include the breeding, hatchery and nursery techniques, site selection and water quality management, natural food production, design and fabrication of net cages, nutrition and feeding of catfish, innovative techniques for improved survival of catfishes in grow-out and aquaculture economics. Each lecture topic was followed by a practical session.

After the awarding of certificates, the trainees said they were thankful to SEAFDEC/AQD’s resource persons for the technical information on catfish culture. Most of them, especially the catfish growers, admitted they are happy and ready to produce their own seeds after learning the hatchery techniques at AQD. Hatchery production of catfish fry will help catfish growers sustain their operations.

Foreign participants visited some historical places in Manila which capped the 5-day training.

 

I AM THE CATFISH QUEEN! SEAFDEC/AQD’s Information Specialist Ms Ruby F. Bombeo lectures and shares her expertise on the breeding, seed production and nursery techniques for catfishes
I AM THE CATFISH QUEEN! SEAFDEC/AQD’s Information Specialist Ms Ruby F. Bombeo lectures and shares her expertise on the breeding, seed production and nursery techniques for catfishes
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THE DOCTOR IS IN! One of the trainees injects a prepared hormone to a female catfish
LET’S GROUFIE! SEAFDEC/AQD resource persons and staff group together for a photo-op with the trainees after the awarding of certificates
SEAFDEC/AQD’s Information Specialist Ms Ruby F. Bombeo dissects one of the male catfishes and shows the trainees the different organs particularly the testes
FEEDS AND FEEDING! Trainees weigh the feed ingredients to prepare a moist diet for catfish broodstock at the feed laboratory of SEAFDEC/AQD’s BFS
FEEDS AND FEEDING! Trainees weigh the feed ingredients to prepare a moist diet for catfish broodstock at the feed laboratory of SEAFDEC/AQD’s BFS
LET’S GROUFIE! SEAFDEC/AQD resource persons and staff group together for a photo-op with the trainees after the awarding of certificates
LET’S GROUFIE! SEAFDEC/AQD resource persons and staff group together for a photo-op with the trainees after the awarding of certificates

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