Indian delegates visit Thailand for training and industry exposure
NACA welcomed five delegates from India on an aquaculture training and exposure visit from 31 October to 4 November. The delegates were:
- Mrs Nallamani Chandra, Executive Director (Technical), National Fisheries Development Board.
- Mr Ramakrishna Rao Guttula, Fisheries Research and Investigation Officer, Department of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
- Mr Ajith Stalin Justin Christopher Laisal, Senior Executive (Technical), National Fisheries Development Board.
- Mrs Janjarapu Deepa Suman, Executive (Technical), National Fisheries Development Board.
- Ms Kanchi Bhargavi, Executive (Technical), National Fisheries Development Board.
The visit began with a discussion at the NACA Secretariat on Thai mariculture, the recently established International Artemia Aquaculture Consortium, and better management practices concerning hatchery production and use of live feeds.
The delegates left Bangkok the next day to visit seabass cage and pond culture and a shrimp nursery in the Chachengsao area and Bangprakong River. The following day they travelled to the Rayong Coastal Aquaculture Center and visited local farm sites before overnighting in Chantaburi. On the final day they visited the Kung Krabae Bay Royal Development Study Center and mangrove walk; and a freshwater fish farm to observe intensive carp and pangasius culture.
NACA would like to thank the Thai Department of Fisheries for their generous assistance and sharing of experience with the delegation.
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