The BFAR-Region 4A through the Regional Fisheries Training and Fisherfolk Coordination Division (RFTFCD) and Fisheries Production and Support Services Division (FPSSD), in coordination with the Regional Fisheries Information Management Center (RFIMC), conducted its 12th session in a series of E-Learning Training on August 11, 2020.

The 12th session discussed “Training on Breeding and Culture of Tilapia” which included topics on the “Biology of Tilapia” which discussed the Taxonomical Classification of Tilapia, External Parts, Sex Differentiation, Life Cycle and Feeding Habits. While the Breeding and Culture of Tilapia discussed the following:

  • Brief History of GET-EXCEL an acronym for Genetically Enhanced Tilapia with Excellent Qualities;
  • I-EXCEL which stands for Improved- EXcellent, Comparable, Entrepreneurial and Livelihood;
  • Benefits of using EXCEL; 
  • Pond Preparation; 
  • Pest Elimination;
  • Application of Fertilizer; 
  • Conditioning of Breeders; 
  • Routinary Activities;
  • Fry Production; and 
  • Collection/Harvesting of Fingerlings.

The 78 participants that attended the training came from the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Zamboanga del Sur, Bataan, Laguna, Quezon, Bulacan, Aklan, Ilocos Norte, Nueva Ecija, Siquijor, Cagayan, Albay, Lanao Del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Marawi City, Camarines Sur, South Cotabato, Cebu, Iloilo, Zambales, Mindoro, Surigao, Davao, and Pampanga. We also have participants from the Quezon City and Parañaque City.

The Resource Speakers who shared their expertise were Mr. John Arman Engay from Regional Fisheries Training and Fisherfolk Coordination Division (RFTFCD) and Mr. Leo Carandang from Fisheries Production and Support Services Division (FPSSD).

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