TRAINING COURSE ON SUSTAINABLE MANGROVE-SHRIMP WITH CERTIFICATION AND FIELD TRIP TO CERTIFIED-SHRIMP MODELS IN BAC LIEU PROVINCE

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.