By Development Communication Section
Two staff from Tonga’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Forests and Fisheries (MAFFF) successfully finished a special course on ‘Milkfish farm management and operations’ from 28 January – 11 February at AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station.
MAFFF’s Principal Fisheries officer Mr. Poasi Fale Ngaluafe and Senior Fisheries assistant Mr. Tonga Latu Tuiano joined lectures on broodstock management and spawning techniques; production of natural food organisms for fish larvae; and larval and nursery rearing techniques as well as practical sessions on fry collection, stock sampling, monitoring and harvest.
The trainees also visited farms that practice intensive (Hautea Milkfish Farm), traditional (Bermejo Milkfish Farm), modular (Capiz State University Farm) and integrated (Roxas City Integrated Farm) methods through the study tour.
The trainees were funded by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.