The AOAD launched a training course in the field of ''Biosecurity in Fish Farms'' in Qatar. The course started on the 13th and will end by the 15th of November 2017. Participants were twenty trainees from the Qatari Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
The training course included theoretical lectures, applied programs on fish hatcheries, pathological problems in fish farms, biosecurity procedures and monitoring of all that goes into and out of farms, good practices in different stages of fish farming, ponds and breeding techniques and quality of fodder.
In addition the course covered the role of immunization and treatment programs in controlling fish diseases. The course also included field diagnosis of fish diseases and practical applications in the technique of fish dissection and sampling.
The course aimed to raise the professional awareness of the practices and systems of security and biosafety within laboratories and fish farms.
Awareness is important in order to protect workers, researchers and the environment from biological and chemical hazards, as well as
controlling many diseases prevalent in fish farms.