News -SEAFDEC-MFRD Regional Training Course on Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Studies-

Title SEAFDEC-MFRD Regional Training Course on Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Studies  

Bachok Marine Research Station (BMRS), Bachok

Date 8-14 July 2018  

A regional training course (TC) on HAB monitoring and studies for the Southeast Asian members was successfully accomplished from July 8-14, 2018. The TC took place at Bachok Marine Research Station (BMRS), Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya (UM), Kelantan, Malaysia. The training course was jointly organized by SEAFDEC-Marine Fisheries Research Department (MFRD), Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), IOES, UM and IOC/WESTPAC-HAB (Harmful Algal Bloom) Program. This is part of the continual effort from SEAFDEC/MFRD on capacity building for HABs monitoring and studies in the region. Twenty-one officers attended the course from 10 Southeast Asian countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. This marked the second TC of a series of training courses by SEAFDEC-MFRD.

The training course was structured around two objectives:
-    Equip relevant fisheries personnel with knowledge required to implement a systematic monitoring program in harmful algal blooms (HABs),
-    Enhance human capital in dealing with HAB monitoring in the Southeast Asian countries.

The 7-days training course was divided into two sessions, of which, first part focused on “Techniques in Culturing and Maintenance of HAB species”, and the second part focused on “Basic Techniques in Molecular Characterization and Detection of HAB Species”.  


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