Fish Brooders Attend USSEC Training on Microsatellite Pit Tagging
USSEC continues to support the development of selective breeding programs for marine aquaculture development in Indonesia. As part of the program, USSEC Asia Marine Specialist Hsiang Pin Lan provided training on microsatellite pit tagging for fish brooders at BBL Lombok. Tissue samples were also collected for DNA analysis. Now, both seabass barramundi and pompano selective breeding program has begun at BBL Lombok. BBL Lombok will serve as the hub for quality marine fish fingerling production in Indonesia.
Development of marine finfish production in Indonesia will require major improvements in genetics and nutritional aspects. In terms of feed and nutrition, there is currently limited quality feed available to support large-scale industry. Both genetic and nutrition aspects will be the main focus of USSEC’s support. Eventually, more production and more quality feed will build demand for high quality ingredients such as U.S. Soy.