Thursday, June 20, 2013

Aquaculture & Inland Fisheries Research and Survey Planning Workshop: Katima Mulilo 25-26 June 2013

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
Day 1:
·      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
Day 2:
·      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
etc
                 
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. 
13:00   Lunch
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        


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