Friday , 3 July 2020

Rossea H. Ledesma

Institutional capacity development for sustainable aquaculture

The ICD-SA is the Institutional capacity development for sustainable aquaculture project launched in 2006 to hasten the transfer to and adoption by coastal villagers of appropriate technologies that would enhance the productivity of aquatic resources and at the same time safeguard the fragile balance of the aquatic ecology. Season-long training courses, technology demonstration, and research are the three main activities of ICD-SA projects. The ICD-SA projects, in effect, become: (1) an R&D platform for demonstrating the technical and economic feasibility of aquaculture technologies; (2) a laboratory for assessing socioeconomic and environmental impacts of aquaculture technologies; and, (3) on-site training ground for beneficiary communities. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Season-long training courses Season-long training courses are conducted onsite. Each course consists of a series of …

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2011 Training schedule

UPCOMING Date / Status Training Courses* Venue** Training Fee*** For the Philippines, AQD’s host country (PhP) For SEAFDEC or ASEAN member – countries (US$) 22 November – 01 December Accepting applicants Community-Based Freshwater Aquaculture for Remote Rural Areas of Southeast Asia TMS 12,000 1,000 17 – 21 October Accepting applicants Catfish Hatchery & Grow-out BFS 6,000 500 14 November – 02 December Accepting applicants Freshwater Aquaculture BFS 14,000 1,600 Other Courses By arrangement Accepting applicants Hatchery of Selected Species (Milkfish/Seabass/Grouper) TMS 15,000 1,800 By arrangement Accepting applicants Detection of Viral Diseases by PCR (Virus PCR) TMS 8,000 700 DONE Date / Status Training Courses* Venue** Training Fee*** For the Philippines, AQD’s host country (PhP) For SEAFDEC or ASEAN member – …

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New courses

International Training Course on Community-based Resource Enhancement in the Southeast Asian Coastal Region Southeast Asian coastal marine areas are rich in aquatic life resources with highly diverse fauna and flora supported by a plenty of highly productive environments such as mangroves, seagrass beds, and coral-reefs, which serve as reproductive, nursery, and/or feeding grounds for many aquatic organisms. However, a lot of aquatic life resources are decreasing due to various causes. Among the variety of aquatic species in the Southeast Asian region, there are a lot of high-value species and that is why fishing, hunting and collection have been done intensely. Because of this, most of the important fishery organisms are threatened and overexploited situation. Changing environment ascribed to global climate …

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Low temp and WSSV

In the science journal Aquaculture Research, researchers correlated low temperature and low salinity to the outbreak of WSSV (white spot syndrome virus) in tiger shrimp ponds in the Philippines.

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AQD gets the thumbs up

AQD gets the thumbs up from the Philippine Department of Agriculture and its Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for 38 years of developing science-based technologies for the aquaculture sector.

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GAPs mean food safety

Good aquaculture practices (GAPs) mean production of safe aquaculture products for human consumption. This is the consensus of an international workshop organized by AQD in Iloilo in January 2011.

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