|Venue for the Workshop: Katima Mulilo Inland Aquaculture Office|
Programme: Research and Survey Planning Workshop: Katima Mulilo: 25+26 June 2013
Venue: Katima Mulilo: MFMR Inland Aquaculture Office Boardroom
Time: 9:00 am
Chairperson: Mr. R. Burger (Deputy Director: Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture)
Purpose of the workshop
· Establish the theme, date and venue of the Scientific forum for 2013/14
· Compile an Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Programme for 2013/14. The research will be compulsory (Fisheries Biologists/Technicians supported by researchers from other institutions) on-station research focused on establishing production data and improving the production potential of the current aquaculture species used for fresh water farming. Data analyses training schedule will also be discussed
· Compile an Inland Fisheries Survey Programme (integrated, multi-stakeholder) for 2013/14. Determine the types of surveys to be conducted with a schedule, integrated budget and teams to perform this function
Day 1: 25 June 2013
On- Station Aquaculture Research Planning
9:00 Welcoming of participants (Mr. C. Munwela, Regional head, MFMR, Caprivi region)
9:10 Opening prayer. (Dr. C Hay, Unam)
9:15 Introduction of Participants
9:25 Opening remarks (Mr. RD Burger, Deputy Director Inland Aquaculture)
9:30 Discussion on Aqua-farming, Research and Extension Approach. (Mr. Pedro Bueno , FAO Consultant: Aquaculture, Rural Development and Information Specialist)
10:10 Tea Break
10:30 Aqua-farming Systems Research and Extension Approach for Inland Aquaculture in Namibia. From Performance Agreement to work-plan and budget (R. Burger: MFMR)
11: 10 Compile an Aquaculture On-Station Research Programme for 2013/14.
The programme will deal with:
1. Operational issues in terms of a comprehensive management programme (KIFI, Katima, Ongwediva, Omahenene, Epalela) that will capture the different production stages of Aquaculture: operational procedures for each stage, parameters to be recorded/time schedule and registers to be kept, health management, biosecurity etc.
Output: Aquaculture Management Programmes for all Aquaculture Centers in place Operational procedures in place
Registers in place (for all parameters)
Biosecurity plan in place
Chemicals/medication lists in place etc
Inputs Procurement list in place
2. Research: The research will be compulsory (Fisheries Biologists/Technicians supported by researchers from other institutions) on-station applied and adaptive research focused on establishing production data (growth rate, feed conversion/consumption etc.) and improving the production potential of the current aquaculture species used for fresh water farming.
Output: Brochures/website/leaflets containing production characteristics of different species, reports, papers in peer review journals etc.
14:00 Finalize Research groups for each station to deal with the established Research Programme. (R. Burger: MFMR)
Output: List with names of researchers in the different research groups for each center
15:00 Finalize data analyses training schedule for all researchers. (Burger, Hay, Tweddle)
Output: Training schedule available with venue, dates and participants
16:50 Closing of the workshop for day one. (Mr. Burger: MFMR)
Day 2: 26 June 2013
Inland Fisheries Surveillance Programme
9: 00 Opening with prayer. (Dr. C. Hay: Unam)
9:05 Welcoming of participants. (Mr. Burger: MFMR)
9:10 Discussion on different types of Inland Fisheries Surveys required for a sustainable inland fishery. (Dr. C. Hay: Unam)
9:50 Importance of inland fisheries and surveys. (Denis Tweddle: NNF)
10:30 Tea Break
11:00-16:40 Compile an Inland Fisheries Surveey Programme (integrated, multi-stakeholder) for 2013/14.
Output: List the types of surveys to be conducted with a schedule, integrated budget and teams to perform this function.
16:40 Way forward and closing statements. (R. Burger: MFMR)
17:00 End of workshop