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CFOS-IA conducts aquaculture enrichment training for teachers

The Institute of Aquaculture (IA), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas (UPV) organized and conducted an Academic Aquaculture Enrichment Training for public school teachers at the UPV Miagao campus on April 16-20, 2018.

The 5-day training was aimed to share knowledge and develop skills of teachers who are going to handle junior and senior high school students. At the same time is was conducted to update college teachers on the latest activities related to fisheries science.

Seventeen (17) teachers from seven (7) public secondary and higher education institutions participated in the training. They attended lectures and laboratory works on the following topics: natural food production, hatchery management and operations of pompano and rabbit fish, fish makes sense, phytoplankton isolation culture and scale-up, identification of common diseases in fish and crustaceans, health management in aquaculture, some things about fisheries, fish nutrition laboratory, advances in milkfish hatchery production, diversity of seaweed community, water quality and monitoring or waste management in aquaculture, and immunostimulants - a promising development in aquaculture.

These topics were handled by faculty members and research staff of IA.

The participants were from Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental; Napti Integrated School, Batan, Aklan; Ramon Magsaysay Technological University, Candelaria, Zambales; San Joaquin School of Fisheries, San Joaquin, Iloilo; Numancia National School of Fisheries, Numancia, Aklan; Ipil Integrated School, Batan, Aklan; Pinamuk-an Integrated School, New Washington, Aklan; and Angas Integrated School, Batan, Aklan. (With sources from CFOS-IA)

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