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March 7, 2016


AIT Biofloc, Biomimicry Training Course


The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will host a training course on Biofloc, Biomimicry and Biological Farming in Bangkok, Thailand, from May 23 to 28, 2016.




Professor Yoram Avnimelech’s name is synonymous with biofloc technology.  He has developed novel technologies for intensive fish and shrimp farming, based on the control of the microbial system in the pond.  He presently heads the Aquaculture Engineering Society’s (AES) Working Group on Biofloc Technology, and wrote the book Biofloc Technology: A Practical Guide Book (2012 & 2014) published by the World Aquaculture Society.  He has served as a board member of Aquaculture Engineering Society and is presently on the board of directors of the World Aquaculture Society, chairing the Membership and Promotion Committee.


Dr. Nyan Taw has made significant contributions to the development of shrimp biofloc technology, and is currently a consultant for a World Bank-funded project in Vietnam.  In addition to working on projects for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, he was former general manager of Blue Archipelago, a large shrimp farm in Malaysia and vice president of one of the largest shrimp farms in the world in Indonesia.  He has published over 80 papers, authored a book on prawn culture in Burma (1984) and recently co-authored a chapter in the book, Biofloc Technology: A Practical Guide Book.


Dr. Chalor Limsuwan from Kasetsart University, Thailand, is a well-known shrimp farming expert in Thailand, specializing in best management practices and health management protocols for shrimp farms.


Mr. Veerasun Prayotamornkul of Thai Organic Shrimp Farming Group is a great proponent of the biomimicry concept that is successfully practiced at shrimp farms in Thailand and Vietnam.  This concept is spreading fast to other parts of the world as a means of producing disease-free shrimp.


Dr. Krishna R. Salin from the Asian Institute of Technology is active in the organic shrimp farming movement around the world and will share his knowledge of organic giant tiger shrimp farming and organic hatchery production.




• Biofloc Technology/Basic concepts and principles

• Management of microbial communities in biofloc systems

• Intensive farming of fish in biofloc systems

• Biofloc technology in shrimp farming/Principles and practices

• Biofloc shrimp farm design and construction

• Shrimp farming practices/Complete and semi-biofloc systems

• Indoor shrimp farming systems

• Health management in shrimp farming

• Biofloc as biosecurity in shrimp farms

• Biofloc system management

• Economics of biofloc technology

• Best management practices in shrimp farming

• Major shrimp diseases and preventive measures

• Biomimicry, the key to sustainable organic farming

• Organic shrimp farming and hatchery production/Concepts, techniques and certification


Field Trip: A visit to a successful shrimp farm in Thailand.

Deadline for Registration: April 29, 2016.


Information: Dr. Krishna R. Salin, Course Director, Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM), Asian Institute of Technology (Phone +66-2524-5452, Email, Webpage


Source: Email to Shrimp News International.  Subject: News on Shrimp Workshop at AIT, Thailand.  From Salin Krishna.  March 6, 2016.

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