By Development Communication Section
“This course is a great learning opportunity for me,” said one of the trainees from the private sector. The training had around 60 participants from Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences & Technology (ZSCMT), the private sector and the local government unit of Zamboanga City, Philippines. They completed the “Mud crab Hatchery and Nursery” training on 24 September held at ZSCMT.
The three-day course had lectures and practical sessions on mud crab biology, broodstock management & larval rearing, nursery rearing and natural food production. The resource persons for mud crab culture were AQD scientists Dr. Emilia Quinitio and Dr. Fe Dolores Estepa and researcher Ms. Milagros dela Peña for the natural food production. In addition, the Industry Strategic S&T Plans (ISPs) manager of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) Dr. Adelaida Calpe presented the ISP for mud crabs.
This course was organized by AQD in collaboration with ZSCMT with funding support from PCAARRD.