Wednesday , 12 August 2020

BFAR funds fish health training at AQD

By Development Communication Section

Trainees with their lecturers Ms. Gregoria Pagador (in red) and Dr. Rolando Pakingking Jr (in pink) at AQD’s Igang Marine Station

“Thank you to SEAFDEC/AQD for giving us the opportunity to learn more,” said Dr. Elaine Vera Belvis, a veterinarian at BFAR-11 (Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources – Davao), as she finished the course “Fish health management in aquaculture” with 24 of her colleagues from 15 other BFAR regional and central offices.

The course ran from 11 to 15 November. Lectures and practical sessions covered topics such as sustainable aquaculture, major diseases of marine fishes & crustaceans, diseases prevention & control, techniques in disease diagnosis.

In his message, AQD scientist Dr. Rolando Pakingking Jr, who is the technical lead person for the course, hoped that this BFAR-funded activity will bring more collaborative endeavors between AQD and BFAR.

(Top) AQD research head Dr. Ma. Junemie Hazel Ramos lectures on principles of sustainable aquaculture. (Above) BFAR senior aquaculturist Dr. Joselito Somga discusses the important OIE (or World Organization for Animal Health) standards on aquatic animals


(Top) AQD scientist Dr. Rolando Pakingking Jr demonstrates how to conduct fish necropsy. (Above) Trainees collect blood and other fish organs during their practical sessions


Participants collect fish samples from the cages at AQD’s Igang station for parasitological examination






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