DOST-PCAARRD promotes health management for shrimps

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD)  recently conducted a training on shrimp health management. 

The training aimed to update participants on current trends in shrimp’s health management as well as technologies for disease detection.


Organized by the Inland Aquatic Resources Research Division (IARRD), in coordination with the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the training was held recently at the DOST-PCAARRD Innovation and Technology Center (DPITC), Los Baños, Laguna.

The training was attended by 29 participants composed of researchers, technical staff, and private practitioners/stakeholders from state universities and colleges, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Regional Fisheries Offices, and the private Sector. 

UST Professor Dr. Mary Beth B. Maningas updated the participants on the current trends in health management and molecular tools for detection of pathogens in shrimp culture. She and her technical staff also provided participants with hands-on training and workshop on the use of Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Kit. 

During the closing ceremony, Dr. Melvin B. Carlos, OIC, Deputy Executive Director for Administration Resource Management and Support Services (ARMSS), DOST-PCAARRD said that the Council, more than being an R&D funding agency, also bridges the technology developer and the end-users to level off expectations until the product is ready for roll-out.