[APN] TRAINING COURSE ON SUSTAINABLE MANGROVE-SHRIMP WITH CERTIFICATION AND FIELD TRIP TO CERTIFIED-SHRIMP MODELS IN BAC LIEU PROVINCE
In November 2022, CECAD successfully organized the training course “Sustainable mangrove-shrimp with certification and field trip to certified-shrimp models in bac lieu province”.
The training course is an activity in Phase 3 – Capacity Building of the Project “Towards Sustainable Mangrove-Shrimp Aquaculture Through Capacity Building and Partnership in the Mekong River Delta“.
Please find the project information here.
The training course module is designed as a combination of theory, practice, and field experience. Participants in the training course include the representatives of:
- Tra Vinh Fisheries Sub-Department
- Tra Vinh Forest Protection Department
- Tra Vinh Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
- Tra Vinh Agricultural Extension
- Cuu Long Seapro Company
- Mangrove-Shrimp farming households in Duyen Hai district, Tra Vinh province
Through the training course, the participants have a better understanding of: i) Overview of mangrove-shrimps: Overview of mangrove-shrimps, causes of mangrove decline associated with shrimp farming, trends and the world market for organic shrimp products, sustainability certification systems associated with mangrove-shrimps; ASIC Standard; Sustainable shrimp farming techniques. Moreover, the participants had a field trip to Bac Lieu to visit 02 certified-shrimp models: 1) a model of sustainable mangrove-shrimps farming toward green economy; 2) an ecotourism model associated with mangrove-shrimps farming.
The field trip enhanced the participants’ understanding of mangrove-shrimps farming methods, two-stage shrimp breeding techniques, and additional feeding management for mangrove-shrimps. The model of ecotourism associated with mangrove-shrimps farming is a new sustainable direction, supporting people to both raise shrimp and benefit from the ecological value of mangrove-shrimps for tourism.