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August 7, 2015


Training Program on Biofloc Farming


The Innovative Biofloc Technologies for Disease Prevention and Control in Shrimp Farming training program will be held at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on October 12–16, 2015.



Dr. Nyan Taw is Technical Consultant at Blue Archipelago, Bhd., in Malaysia.  Concurrently, he is serving as a short-term consultant for the CRSD (Coastal Resources Sustainable Development) project, funded by World Bank, in Vietnam.  Dr. Nyan was former SVP/VP of integrated shrimp farming companies (Dipasena and CPB) in Indonesia.  He has published and presented over 80 papers, authored a book on prawn culture in Burma (1984) and recently co-authored Biofloc Technology: A Practical Guide Book (2012 and 2014).


Dr. Chalor Limsuwan, Kasetsart University, Thailand, is a well-known speaker with vast experience in practical shrimp farming solutions for the world.


Mr. Veerasun Prayotamornkul of the Thai Organic Shrimp Farming Group will also give a presentation on the production of disease-free shrimp through innovative farming practices using fermented rice bran.


Field Trips: A visit to a shrimp farm in Thailand, and hands-on experience at AIT’s farm operations.


Cost:  $1,500 (1 week or 5 working days), payable to the Asian Institute of Technology before August 31, 2015.  Bank details will be provided to interested parties.  The fee covers a single accommodation at a 3-star hotel for 6 nights at the AIT campus—plus airport pickup, breakfast, lunch and two coffee breaks every day, lab fees and instruction and local transportation for field trips.


The fee does not cover international travel, visa fees, personal travel, phone calls, medical or insurance charges, contingencies, or any other personal or miscellaneous expenses.


Information: Dr. Krishna R. Salin, Course Director, Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM), Room # 204, AFE Building, School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand 12120 (phone +66 2524 5452, mobile +66 88846 9664, Skype salinkr, email or, webpage


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


Sources: 1.  Email to Shrimp News International.  Subject: AIT Training on Biofloc Shrimp Farming.  Krishna R. Salin.  August 6, 2015.  2. Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).  Second International Training Program on Innovative Biofloc Technologies for Disease Prevention and Control in Shrimp Farming.  PDF.  August 6, 2015.

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