To develop and strengthen the capacities of the aquaculture sector, science-based aquaculture technologies generated through years of research and verification process are translated into training packages to facilitate adoption by stakeholders.
This is conducted yearly with some courses having funding support from the Government of Japan Trust Fund (GOJ-TF) in the form of Fellowship Grants.
Specialized or Client-Driven Training
Group or individual training conducted to cater to the needs of the requesting party. Trainees or requesting agencies are charged training fees to cover the training cost that includes training materials, honoraria for lecturers, transportation expenses for field trips, accommodation and in some cases, daily subsistence allowance (DSA).
Group training conducted to cater to the needs of the requesting party but held at their own place/provinces.
Online Distance Learning Course
This is an e-learning course where knowledge and skills are imparted to learners through internet-based discussion board. Distance learning is convenient, economical and practical for a learner to acquire knowledge and skills at his/her own place and time.
On-Site Season Long Training
This consists of a series of training modules on various aquaculture production aspects conducted monthly for 2 days in the selected site to enable project recipients to learn as much technical knowledge and skills by exposing them to actual culture practices from site selection, pond preparation, fabrication and construction of ponds, cages or pens, and stocking until harvest.
On-the-Job Training (OJT) for Students
The training program is designed for graduating students in fisheries and related fields to satisfy a school requirement for graduation. The objective of this program is to provide students with practical knowledge and skills in aquaculture to supplement their theoretical orientation in school by assisting in ongoing research and verification studies at AQD and in other stations
This program caters to out-of-school youths, new graduates and private individuals who would like to acquire the needed knowledge and expertise on specific area of interest in preparation for seeking a job or running a personal aquaculture enterprise.
A group is catered by providing an itinerary that includes lectures on specific aquaculture commodities and site/station visits depending on the needs of the requesting party. The requesting agencies, mostly from the government, academe or NGOs, are charged fees to cover cost that includes honoraria for lecturers, transportation expenses for the trips, accommodation and in some cases, meals of the participants.