The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is organizing two shrimp training courses in July in Thailand.
Managing shrimp health
Strategies for Preventing and Controlling Hepatopancreatic Microsporidiosis caused by Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) is a shrimp health and EHP workshop jointly organized by the Asian Institute of Technology and Centex Shrimp, Mahidol University, Thailand. It aims to provide participants with valuable insights and practical skills for managing farmed-shrimp diseases. The workshop focuses on various aspects of shrimp health management, with a particular emphasis on the Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS), Hepatopancreatic Microsporidiosis (HPM), and diseases caused by Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP), a major limiting factor in shrimp culture. This microsporidian parasite infects both the black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon, and the Pacific white leg shrimp, Penaeus vannamei, in Asian aquaculture. EHP causes Hepatopancreatic Microsporidiosis (HPM) that slows down growth. Controlling EHP is challenging as too little is known about its environmental reservoirs and modes of transmission.
Topics covered include:
- An overview of emerging infectious diseases and disease diagnosis, prevention, and control strategies
- Overview of microsporidian infections in crustaceans
- EHP: Discovery, characterization, and current knowledge, and its management
- Shrimp immunity, gut microbiome, RNAi technology
- Feed additives and strategies to enhance shrimp immunity
- Best practices in shrimp farming, including water quality management, feeding regimes enhancing immunity, probiotics and bioactive compounds for disease prevention, and environmental monitoring for disease management.
By the end of the course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of major shrimp diseases and their control. They will also acquire hands-on laboratory skills to manage farmed-shrimp stocks and promote health and farm productivity, besides visiting commercial shrimp farms in Thailand and interacting with farmers and sharing their experience in dealing with shrimp diseases.
The course will take place from July 10-13, 2023 at the Asian Institute of Technology, Centex Shrimp, Mahidol University, and shrimp farms in various provinces of Thailand.
Mastering the art of sustainable shrimp farming
iFloc Workshop series was started by the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand in 2020, emphasizing innovative shrimp farming solutions drawing on the expertise of Asian aquaculture. iFloc 2023 is designed as an intensive five-day training program with the theme, Mastering the Art of Sustainable Shrimp Farming. The event will be organized from July 3-7, 2023, involving classroom sessions, and over three days of study visits to innovative shrimp farms in Thailand.
The focus is on intensive modern shrimp monoculture and polyculture practices that increase productivity, reduce disease risks, diversify income, and enhance ecological diversity and sustainability. The course provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in shrimp farming systems.
Topics covered include:
- Overview of shrimp hatchery and grow-out technologies (monoculture and polyculture)
- Overview of current shrimp farm management issues
- Optimizing production cost in shrimp farming
- Shrimp pond sediment management
- Intensive shrimp farming in circular ponds
- Role of automatic feeders and IoT systems in culture management – better water quality and feeding
- Presentations and panel discussions by aquaculture industry experts
- Study visits to shrimp farms and hatcheries in Thailand
Participants will have the opportunity to visit modern shrimp farms that incorporate cutting-edge technologies, such as IoTs and automatic feeders for optimal culture management. By exploring these advanced techniques, participants can gain valuable insights into how to improve their own shrimp farming practices for better health and higher yields. The participants will also receive a complimentary individual membership to the World Aquaculture Society and its Asian-Pacific Chapter for one year.
Find more information in the links below.