1st in-country marine fish hatchery course for RP slated
by ES Subong
Iloilo (4 February) -- The 1st in-country marine fish hatchery training course for the Philippines is scheduled on April 7-27, 2008, aimed to disseminate marine fish hatchery technologies that have been developed by different institutes and projects in Asia-pacific region.
The training course is fully funded by the Australia Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) and is being undertaken in cooperation with the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center's Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD), facilitated by the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA).
The training is focused on small-scale hatchery systems which can be used for multiple species, including barramundi/seabass and groupers can also be adopted by medium and large-scale hatcheries.
The venue for the training will be at Tigbauan and Guimbal towns, depending on the activities.
Participants to the training will be limited to Filipino citizens and residents only, with a total of 10 fully funded positions available from ACIAR. Priority will be given to participants from the commercial, private sector in order to foster the development of commercial marine fish aquaculture in the Philippines, while the main target groups are hatchery/nursery operators and technician who are already involved in hatchery business/activities.
Deadline for submission of applications is March 17, 2008. More details on this are available at the SEAFDEC/AQD, firstname.lastname@example.org or APMFAN at email@example.com. (SEAFDEC/PIA 6) [top]