SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD) was established in 1973 to conduct research, develop technologies, disseminate information, and train people in the farming of fishes, crustaceans, mollusks, and seaweeds for food, livelihood, equity, and sustainable development.

aquaculture training

SEAFDEC Aquaculture 2015 Training schedule

Date/StatusTraining Course*Venue**
16 – 20 February
11 – 15 May
14 – 18 September

Accepting applicants
Freshwater Prawn Hatchery & Grow-out OperationsBFS
16 – 20 March
01- 05 June
24 – 28 AugustAccepting applicants
Tilapia Hatchery & Grow-out OperationsBFS
20 – 24 AprilAccepting applicantsCarp Hatchery & Grow-out OperationsBFS
21 April – 05 MayAccepting applicantsSandfish Seed Production, Nursery and ManagementTMS
17 – 21 August
12 – 16 OctoberAccepting applicants
Catfish Hatchery and Grow-out OperationsTMS
06 -26 MayAccepting applicantsAbalone Hatchery and Grow-outTMS
26 May – 17 JuneAccepting applicantsMud crab Hatchery, Nursery & Grow-out OperationsTMS
17 June – 24 JulyAccepting applicantsMarine Fish HatcheryTMS
24 November – 03 DecemberAccepting applicantsCommunity-Based Freshwater Aquaculture for Remote Rural Areas of Southeast AsiaTMS
08 September – 22 February 2015

Distance Learning Course: Basic Principles of Health Management in AquacultureOnline
Other courses
By arrangement

Accepting applicants
Fish Health ManagementTMS
By arrangement

Accepting applicants
Hatchery of Selected Species (Milkfish/Seabass/Grouper)TMS
By arrangement

Accepting applicants
Seaweed FarmingTMS
By arrangement

Accepting applicants
Cage/Pond Culture of Selected Marine SpeciesTMS
By arrangement

Accepting applicants
Detection of Viral Diseases in Fish and ShrimpTMS
By arrangement

Accepting applicants
On-site Training Course on Aquaculture Technologies (depending on training need of clients)

*Training courses may be postponed if minimum number of participants cannot be attained. Courses should have at least 7 local participants

**BFS – Binangonan Freshwater Station, Tapao Point, Binangonan, Rizal; TMS -Tigbauan Main Station, Tigbauan, Iloilo

***Training fees cover cost of registration, training materials, field trips, accident insurance and lodging except meals

For more information, please contact:

Training and Information Division
Tel No.: (6333) 330 7030; Fax No.: (6333) 330 7031
Email:, (for BFS-based training courses)
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