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.