The aquaculture training needs in the Philippines and Southeast Asia
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AQD has grown into one of the largest and best equipped aquaculture institutions in Asia. The research-based knowledge that AQD has accumulated is aimed at improving aquaculture technologies and providing the necessary background data for academic training of aquaculturists in the region. In order to improve its training programmes, AQD made an assessment of training requirements and available aquaculture manpower in Southeast Asia. Details are given of the survey results, which indicate that brackishwater aquaculture for fish and crustacean has the highest demand until the year 2000. This is followed by freshwater aquaculture, aquaculture management, and fish health management. There is also a need for short-term training on aquaculture research methodology, culture of natural food organisms, fish nutrition, fish and shrimp hatchery operations, aquaculture extension methodology and integrated farming systems.