Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, 3rd July 2012. - The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources Workshop is organizing Good Aquaculture Practices (GAP) for shrimp aquaculture industry, , at a hotel in the capital from 2 to 3 July 2012.
The presentation of Certificates to participants of the Workshop on Good Aquaculture Practices (GAP) was held on Tuesday, 3rd July 2012, at a hotel in Bandar Seri Begawan. Certificates were presented by Yang Mulia Puan Hajah Normah Suria Hayati binti PJDSMDSU (DR) Awang Haji Moha Jamil Al-Sufri, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, as the Guest of Honour. Also present, Awang Abdul Halidi bin Mohd Salleh; Acting Director of Fisheries, senior officials; course participants; officers and staff of the Department of Fisheries.
The workshop was attended by 120 participants comprising of prawn farming entrepreneurs, students of Wasan Vocational School, officers and staff of the Department of Fisheries who are directly involved with their tasks. Fisheries Department has brought a specialist from the Department of Fisheries Malaysia, Dr. Bah Piyan Tan to give talks and setting a good aquaculture practices in shrimp industry.
Among the objectives of this workshop were;
-To provide awareness and knowledge to the operators of shrimp on the importance of delivering quality, safe and suitable for consumption and the environment;
-To create awareness and knowledge to the operators that produce good quality will get better market and wide;
-In addition, it aims to produce a manual of guidelines for the preparation of Good Aquaculture Practices for the preservation of shrimp that can provide guidance or guidelines for maintenance operations, 'check list' and form 'record keeping' for farm management.
At present the Fisheries Department has been actively promoting the fishing industry as one of the industries that generate the economy. Aquaculture sector, particularly the preservation of shrimp has been identified as one of the fishing industry with the potential to increase the fishing industry in this country.
Good Aquaculture Practices (GAP) can be defined as a practice or aquaculture practices are effective and practical to avoid or minimize the impact on the environment and social. GAP include structures (such as the construction of settling ponds to remove the materials suspended solid), biological (such as crops to remove Nutrients in effluents) in order to address the associated problems.
In this case, the GAP for shrimp preservation are summarized from the selection of a suitable site to place conservation, water resources, farm design, farm management, from departure shrimp, how feed, water management, to the collection of revenue and marketing.
With this workshop, it is expected to improve the knowledge among the participants of the workshop and in increasing the production of aquaculture in this country are sustainable, of high quality and safe to eat.
DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES
MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND PRIMARY RESOURCES