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Announcement: CTSA Virtual Training on Rabbitfish Hatchery, Nursery, and Grow-out

May 28, 2020

he ongoing CTSA project “Improving Rabbitfish Seed Production Capacity in Palau” will hold a three-day virtual training workshop in the afternoons of June 21, 22, and 23 (Hawaii Standard Time). The workshop will cover the hatchery, nursery, and grow-out protocols for the farming of rabbitfish, a popular food fish throughout the Western Pacific region.

The workshop will be led by researchers and project Co-P.I.‘s Miguel de los Santos of Palau Community College (PCC) and Dr. Chatham Callan of the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University (OI). Trainees who participate will learn basic tools for rabbitfish hatchery, nursery, and grow-out in Palau, as well as broodstock management, spawning, egg incubation, larval rearing, feed production, and more.

At the end of the workshop, CTSA will host a discussion on the current status and future opportunities for rabbitfish production throughout the Pacific region.

The free virtual workshop is being held to replace the project’s in-person workshop that was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All three days of the program will be conducted via Zoom. If you are a farmer, researcher, or other stakeholder located in the CTSA region who is interested in registering for the event, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). In your email, please provide your name, professional or educational affiliation, and primary reason for attending the workshop. CTSA will send registered participants the necessary links to attend the training via Zoom, as well as additional information on the agenda.

We ask that you please share this announcement with others in the region who may be interested in attending the virtual worksop.