Mangrove crab and seaweed farming training

[Philippines] The second session of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre and Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD) training course on Mangrove crab hatcheries and nurseries saw participants broaden their knowledge in the field.

Eight participants from Papua New Guinea and the Philippines sat the three-week training course at Tigbauan Main Station (TMS) and Dumangas Brackishwater Station (DBS).

Lectures and practical sessions covered the biology of mangrove crab, natural food production, larval rearing and other hatchery-related activities.

Meanwhile, a training course on seaweed farming was also held at TMS from 12 to 23 September 2016 with a total of seven participants from Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Philippines.

This course had lectures and practical sessions on taxonomy and biology, grow-out culture of Kappaphycus, concepts and principles of sustainable aquaculture, food safety in production and processing, application of seaweed extracts, land and sea-based nursery, water and soil quality, impacts of climate change and economic analysis.


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