JIFSAN Good Aquaculture Practices (GAqP) Training Conducted in Surabaya, Indonesia as part of the Shrimp Mandate Program

JIFSAN collaborated with the Marine and Fisheries Quality Assurance Agency (MFQAA) & the Directorate General of Aquaculture (DGA) to present a 4.5-day Good Aquaculture Practices (GAqP) training in Surabaya, Indonesia July 31-August 4, 2023. This in-person training consisted of 3 full days of lectures and group exercises, a visit to a local working shrimp farm, and a local in-country guest speaker. This training provides Indonesian personnel with a technical approach to Good Aquaculture Practices to improve safety and increase production restrictions necessary to prevent and minimize the impact of diseases on aquaculture seafood. A total of 43 participants attended the course from academia, government, and industry sectors. Furthermore, members from the US FDA and USDA were also in attendance throughout this training.

Group photo of participants in front of two tour buses, under shade netting, at the shrimp farm.

Paddle wheels aerate pools of water at the shrimp farm.