Typical Program Content

A typical program includes lectures, presentations, problem analysis, pond farm and production facility visits and evaluation. A key component of the program is the on farm and production facility visit. These visits allow the participants to evaluate their local practices and make recommendations for improvement under the guidance of the teaching team. The GAqP recommendations are globally applicable and independent of location or agricultural and industrial circumstances. Future trainers can use the manual and materials free of charge. The course includes a module on Effective Training to assist in developing the best program to fit available teaching resources, audiences’ needs and cultural and political circumstances.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Aquaculture Product Safety and Consumer Health
  • Trade and Aquaculture Products
  • HACCP Applications in Shrimp Hatchery Operations
  • Grow-out Pond and Water Quality Management
  • Traceability from Farm to Table
  • Prerequisite Programs for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Effective Cleaning and Sanitizing Procedures
  • Food Laws and Regulations
  • Use of Chemotherapeutics and Antibiotics
  • Exercise Hand Washing
  • Field Trip Exercise
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • HACCP Principles for Control of Antibiotic Residues
  • Developing an Effective Training Program