New learners finish sandfish course

By Development Communication Section

Participants prepare settlement plate for sandfish larvae
Participants prepare settlement plate for sandfish larvae

A fifteen-day course on Sandfish hatchery, nursery operations and management was held 21 April – 5 May at AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station (TMS) in Iloilo. There were seven trainees coming from Malaysia (2), Maldives (2), United States of America (1) and the Philippines (2).

This course was meant to provide the participants with technical knowledge and skills on spawning and larval rearing, nursery and grow-out management of sandfish. There were lectures and practical sessions on broodstock management and spawning techniques; production of natural food organisms for sandfish larvae; and larval and nursery rearing techniques; grow-out management and processing of sandfish; among others. The trainees also visited AQD’s stations in Dumangas, Iloilo and Igang, Guimaras.

Participants check the different algal species under the microscope
Participants check the different algal species under the microscope

 

AQD researcher Ms. Milagros dela Peña supervises the trainees during their practical on phytoplankton culture
AQD researcher Ms. Milagros dela Peña supervises the trainees during their practical on phytoplankton culture

 

Trainees listen to technical assistant Ms. Roselyn Noran for instruction during their practical on sea ranching site assessment
Trainees listen to technical assistant Ms. Roselyn Noran for instruction during their practical on sea ranching site assessment

 

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