The opening ceremony of basic fish farming and hormones injection breeding training was held at fishery training center in Thaton on 27 August. The training was provided by Mon State Fisheries Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation with the aim to develop the fish farming sector in Mon State.
At the ceremony, Mon State Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Transportation and Communications U Tun Htay said the fish resources are become scarce because of illegal fishing and climate change. To achieve local self-sufficiency, fish farming need to be conducted. Mon State is rich in both in freshwater and seawater fish. Therefore, the basic fish farming and hormones injection breeding training courses are opened to develop the fish farming sector in Mon State said the Mon State minister.
The training was attended by a total of 31 people who are interested in fish farming, students and teachers from Agriculture Science from Hpa-An, Marine Science Department and Zoology Department from Mawlamyine University.
The three-day course includes measuring the quality of soil and water, fish diseases and treatments, laws relating to fish breeding/farming, fish/prawn breeding and production, breeding parent fish, artificial insemination and properly breeding hatched fingerlings in earthen ponds.
Thet Oo (Thaton)