Applications are invited for participation in the 8th Regional Grouper Hatchery Production Training Course, which will be held at the Krabi Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Centre, of the Thai Department of Fisheries.
Grouper culture has led to a significant contribution to fish production and rural economy in coastal communities in Asia and also played an important role in conservation of the fragile coral reef fishes which are increasingly being threatened with overfishing and habitat destruction. However, one of the major constraints to furthering grouper culture is seed supply. Realising the need to produce commercial quantities of grouper seed, the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA), in collaboration with its collaborating centres in the region, has offered a training course on grouper hatchery production seven times. Drawing expertise throughout the region and supported by experienced field experts in our collaborating centres, this highly hands-on training course aims to provide participants with a favorable learning environment to update their knowledge and enhance their skills in grouper seed production and hatchery management.
Download the application form from NACA website, fill in and send it to NACA through post, fax or email. You will be acknowledged of acceptance after your application is approved by NACA Director General.
This course is designed to provide hands-on training on all aspects of grouper seed production. Participants will learn to select, maintain and handle broodstock, induce fish to spawn, incubate eggs, prepare live feed and develop feeding regimes for newly hatched larvae, and practice nursing prior to seed harvesting, packaging and transportation. Participants will also be presented with a theoretical background on biology, reproductive physiology, nutrition and health management. Topics covered in the training course are:
Most of the topics will be delivered by the grouper breeding and larviculture resource persons from Krabi CFRDC, supplemented by specialists inputs from other centers and institutions in Thailand.
Hatchery managers, technicians, researchers, extension officers, and other aquaculture professionals who are seeking to expand knowledge and obtain hands-on experiences in grouper seed production.
Please download the course flyer for more information, or contact:
Dr Yuan Derun
Coordinator, Education and Training
Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
P.O. Box 1040
Kasetsart University Post Office
Phone: +66-2 561 1728 ext. 111