The 2nd Regional Training Course on Broodstock Management in Aquaculture will be conducted from 10-17 October 2014 at Nha Trang University, Vietnam. Applications are welcomed from technical personnel presently involved in hatchery management, with a minimum of five years experience in fish seed production, in facilities of NACA member governments. The course organisers will provide financial support (travel and subsistence allowance) to a minimum of the eight most suitable applicants.
Applications are also welcome from other interested parties on a fee-paying basis (ten self-paid slots are available). Please see the course brochure for more details.
If you are interested, please download the application form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org before 1 September 2014. Only complete applications will be considered.
Culture-based fisheries have been accepted as a useful development strategy, as a low-cost measure to mobilise dryland farming communities (e.g. rice farmers) to use existing water bodies for the secondary purpose of food fish production. The strategies to optimise benefits from CBF, however, vary in detail from country to country and across climatic regimes. The project will introduce community-based CBF in Cambodia, and seek to consolidate gains of communities that have adopted CBF in Lao PDR.
The AFSPAN Project is a three-year initiative to improve our understanding of the role of aquaculture in food security, poverty alleviation and human nutrition. The project is developing new methodologies to quantify the impact of aquaculture in developing nations and low income food deficit countries. It will enable the efficient planning, coordination and implementation of research and development programmes supporting the sustainable expansion of aquaculture, and increasing its impact on food security, livelihoods and poverty alleviation for poor people.