The new year brings new learners to SEAFDEC/AQD. The first is Mr. Benny Lim, a college student from Brunei Darussalam studying in Winchester, United Kingdom has enrolled in AQD’s internship program for a month starting 7 January. His internship covers natural food culture, culture of various fish species, mud crab and abalone and fish health management.
Meanwhile, 12 graduating students from the School of Veterinary Medicine of Aklan State University (ASU) started their two-week Hands-on training in fish diseases on 7 January. Their internship is being conducted at AQD’s Fish Health Section. Training topics include bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal diseases; and hands-on practicals on PCR diagnostic methods, processing of samples for histology and slide preparation, larval monitoring, fungal isolation and bacterial media preparation. This clinical experience is part of their requirements to obtain the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.