By Development Communication Section
On the occasion of the 61st Aklan Day, SEAFDEC/AQD held an aquaculture technology forum on 21 April 2017 in Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines.
SEAFDEC/AQD Scientists were invited to talk about the science-based aquaculture technologies developed by the institution such as broodstock management and multi-species hatchery operations, mud crab culture, freshwater aquaculture, and Gracilaria farming. In addition, a SEAFDEC/AQD fish health expert lectured on the avoidance and detection of common shrimp diseases.
The forum was then followed by an Aquaculture Clinic, where fish farmers consulted with SEAFDEC/AQD experts about the problems they encountered in their fish farms.
SEAFDEC/AQD also participated in the weeklong Agri-Aqua Trade Fair held at the Godofredo P. Ramos Park, Capitol Grounds from 21 to 26 April 2017 in order to disseminate information on aquaculture technologies to fish farmers and other stakeholders.