By Development Communication Section
SEAFDEC/AQD conducted a 37-day course on marine fish hatchery attended by 17 international trainees from the Philippines (6), Viet Nam (3), Malaysia (1), Indonesia (1) and India (1) at its Tigbauan Main Station from 17 June to 24 July 2015. Four of the trainees were sponsored by the Government of Japan.
The course aims to share the technologies and skills on broodstock management, spawning and larval rearing of marine fishes, such as milkfish (Chanos chanos), sea bass (Lates calcarifer), groupers (Epinephelus coioides, E. fuscoguttatus), mangrove red snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus), rabbitfish (Siganus guttatus) and pompano (Trachinotus blochii). They gained this knowledge through a series of lectures and practical activities facilitated by AQD experts. The trainees also visited AQD’s Igang Marine Station and Dumangas Brackishwater Station.
At the end of the course, the trainees expressed their gratitude and praises to AQD for the successful training. More so, that they decided to create partnerships with AQD and had promised to come back to attend more courses in the future.