Wednesday , 18 September 2019

NFRDI staff learns algal culture from AQD

By Development Communication Section
Two NFRDI (National Fisheries Research and Development Institute of DA-BFAR) technical staff completed the five-day specialized course on algal culture which started on 18 February at SEAFDEC/AQD’s main station in Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines. The participants, Ms. Myleen Magistrado and Ms. Myla Muyot attended lectures and practicals on the biology & culture of phytoplankton, counting & isolation techniques, monitoring and harvesting of culture and application of microalgae in aquaculture.

This course is needed for the two R&D projects of NFBC (National Fisheries Biological Center), one of the research centers of NFRDI, which require an in-depth technical knowledge on algal culture. It is also in preparation for the on-going development of the phycolab at the center.

(L-R) Trainees with AQD technical assistant Ms. Ellen Grace Tisuela count phytoplankton. Trainees listen to the orientation of AQD senior technical assistant Ms. Annie Franco on media preparation and maintenance
AQD researcher Ms. Milagros dela Peña lectures on the biology and culture of phytoplankton

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