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BFAR staff learns seaweeds nursery from AQD

By Development Communication Section
Four BFAR (Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources) technical staff coming from Iloilo (1), Negros Occidental (1) and Antique (2) completed the 10-day training on Seaweed nursery techniques which concluded on 13 February at SEAFDEC/AQD’s main station in Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines.

AQD resource persons lectured on topics such as biology & taxonomy of red algae, Gracilaria culture, nursery & grow-out culture of Kappaphycus, common diseases of seaweeds and food safety in seaweed production & processing. In addition, the participants had practical demonstration on taxonomy & identification of eucheumatoids, preparation of laboratory culture materials & media, and production of micropropagules. They also went to AQD’s Igang Marine Station to observe the seaweed sea-based nursery.


The trainees listen to the lecture of AQD researcher Ms. Ma. Rovilla Luhan on nursery culture of Kappaphyc
One of the participants prepares laboratory culture materials and media with the assistance of AQD technical assistant Ms. Jonalyn Mateo
The participants during their visit at AQD’s Igang Marine Station

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