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.