Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Camarines Sur Fisherfolks undergo training on Aquaculture

Sangay, Camarines Sur, Fishermen from the coastal barangays of Bongalon and Sibaguan, this town will be the lucky recipients of a 2-day training workshop which will focus on the proper cultivation of freshwater prawns, seaweeds and saline telapia. The activity will be conducted at the Partido State University (PSU), here from February 1 until February 2.

Funded by the European Union under its Food Facility – Facility for Rapid Response to Soaring Prices in Developing Countries, the training is part of the activities under the European Union – Focused Food Production Assistance to Vulnerable Sectors otherwise known as the EU-FPAVAS project. It aims, among others, to increase aquaculture yields of fisherfolks cited as its beneficiaries and alleviate the ill effects of climate change on agricultural production.

The activity also seeks to impart to the participants how to use the appropriate technology specifically concerning saline telapia cultivation. Invited speakers include Dr. Hermogenes Tambalque, WorldFish aqua-culture consultant who will impart his expertise on how to nurture freshwater prawns and develop that learning into a business opportunity. Important details on putting up fish cages will also be discussed. Read more...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers

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