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AQD & BFAR-RFTC Collaborative Extension Program

SEAFDEC/AQD, BFAR-RFTC Training of Trainers

Ninety-eight (98) technical staff from the seven Regional Fisheries Training Center of the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-RFTC) had successfully completed the series of five courses on the Training of trainers on hatchery and nursery of high value species at SEAFDEC/AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station. Some of the participants attended more than one course. The program aimed to enhance and strengthen the capacity and capability of the BFAR-RFTC technical staff on the operation and management of the hatchery and nursery of selected high value marine species.  The series of courses started on 29 March 2011 and ended on 19 July 2011. The courses were designed to constitute about 15% lectures, 75% practical work, 5% field trip, and 5% other activities like course orientation, library work, presentation of the results of larval rearing, and institutional video showing. All courses were designed to provide participants with technical knowledge and skills on broodstock management, spawning, larval rearing and nursery of selected high value species.  The topics covered were broodstock management, induced spawning techniques; production of natural food organisms for the different larvae; larval, nursery and even grow-out culture techniques. The program was funded by BFAR with a counterpart support and funding from SEAFDEC/AQD.

The following were the training courses undertaken:

Training Course

Date Conducted

No. of participants

1. Abalone hatchery and grow-out

29 Mar – 18 Apr 2011


2. Seaweed farming

26 Apr – 10 May 2011


3. Seed production, nursery and grow-out of sandfish, Holothuria scabra

04 May – 17 May 2011


4. Marine fish hatchery

19 May – 24 Jun 2011


5. Crab hatchery, nursery, and grow-out

27 Jun – 19 Jul 2011



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