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May 22, 2015


Asian Institute of Technology Biofloc Training Program



On July 6-10, 2015, in Bangkok, Thailand, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and partner organizations will conduct an intensive training program on innovative biofloc technologies for disease prevention and control in shrimp farming.


Who should attend?: The training program is intended for practicing shrimp farmers, farm technicians, progressive entrepreneurs, researchers, officers of the Department of Fisheries and enterprising aquaculture students from all over the world.


Who are the trainers?: Dr. Nyan Taw, who was the Senior Technical Advisor and General Manager, at Blue Archipelago, an integrated shrimp company in Malaysia, where he is currently a Technical Consultant.  He has published and presented over 70 papers, authored a book on prawn culture in Burma (1984) and recently co-authored a book on biofloc technology.  His significant contribution is on the development of biofloc technology for shrimp culture, farm biosecurity and designing biosecure, modular intensive shrimp farms.  He is currently serving as short-term consultant for CRSD (Coastal Resources Sustainable Development) project funded by World Bank (IBRD & IDA) in Vietnam.


Mr. Veerasun Prayotamornkul, who has produced disease-free shrimp through innovative farming practices using fermented rice bran at the Thai Organic Group Shrimp Farm.


Course Contents:


• Biofloc Technology in Shrimp Farming/Principles and Practices

• Biofloc Shrimp Farm Design and Construction

• Good Management Practices in Shrimp Farming/Complete and Semi-Biofloc Systems

• Health Management in Shrimp Farming

• Biofloc as Biosecurity in Shrimp Farms

• Biofloc System Management Scenarios

• Economics of Biofloc Technology

• Innovative Biofloc Technology Using Fermented Rice Bran Milk

• Field Visits to Shrimp Farms in Thailand and Hands-On Experience with Farm Operations.


Cost: $1,500 (all inclusive, 1 week or 5 working days), payable to Asian Institute of Technology at least one month before commencement of the training program.  Bank details will be provided to all interested parties.


What’s Included:  The fee covers a single-room accommodation at a 3-star hotel on the AIT campus for six nights, airport pickup, daytime meals, lab fees, local transportation for field trips to shrimp farms and administrative fees.


What’s Not Included: International travel, visa fees, personal travel fees, phone calls, medical or insurance charges, contingencies, personal items and miscellaneous expenses.


Information: Dr. Krishna R. Salin, Course Director, Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathum Thani, 12120 Thailand (phone +66 2 524 5452, fax  +66 2 524 6200, mobile +66 888 469664, emails and


Information for Participants from Andhra Pradesh, India: Chepala Sandadi (phone: 0891-2784542, 2784271).


Source: Asian Institute of Technology, May 21, 2015.

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