USSEC Hosts Seminar on Marine Fish Genetic Improvement for Hatchery Managers in Indonesia

By - Monday, October 9, 2017

As a commitment to support the development of sustainable and high volume marine fish production, USSEC hosted a seminar on the selective breeding of marine fish, specifically sea bass barramundi, in Indonesia.

The seminar featured James Collins from Infini-SEA and Sam Bradenbach from Biomark, and was facilitated by USSEC Technical Manager – Indonesia Pamudi. The workshop received great responses from participants during the Q&A session. Participants understood the importance of selective breeding and efforts to maintain genetic diversity in order to improve fingerlings/offspring quality. It is expected that the seminar will stimulate efforts to produce quality broodstocks and fingerlings. High volume of marine fish production will improve feed production and potential utilization of US soybean meal in the diet.

Active participants remaining at the end of the seminar

James Collins speaks at the workshop