SEAFDEC/AQD conducts trainings on mangrove crab and seaweed

by Development Communication Section

The second session of SEAFDEC/AQD’s training course on Mangrove Crab Hatchery and Nursery was held 19 September – 10 October 2016 at SEAFDEC/AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station (TMS) and Dumangas Brackishwater Station (DBS).

Eight participants from the Papua New Guinea (1) and the Philippines (7) gained technical knowledge and skills in hatchery & nursery of mangrove crabs. The training consisted of lectures and practical sessions on biology of mangrove crab, natural food production, larval rearing and other hatchery-related activities.

Meanwhile, a training course on Seaweed Farming was also held at TMS on 12-23 September 2016 with a total of seven participants from Sri Lanka (4), Thailand (2), and the Philippines (1).

This course had lectures and practical sessions on taxonomy & biology, grow-out culture of Kappaphycus, concepts & principles of sustainable aquaculture, food safety in production and processing, application of seaweed extracts, land-based & sea-based nursery, water & soil quality, impacts of climate change, and economic analysis, among others.

The participants during their practical sessions on biology, identification and anatomy of mangrove crab
The participants during their practical sessions on biology, identification and anatomy of mangrove crab

 

The trainees acclimate and release crab instars in hapa nets
The trainees acclimate and release crab instars in hapa nets

 

A practical activity on the grow-out culture of Kappaphycus
A practical activity on the grow-out culture of Kappaphycus

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