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.