Feed and feeding costs constitute the main operating costs in aquaculture. In intensive aquaculture, the farmed organisms are completely dependent on the feeds provided for the source of the nutrients. As different species being cultured have specific nutritional requirements, it is therefore imperative that feed supplied match their requirements.
This course will provide a basic understanding of how feeds and feeding can influence growth and health in fish, the types of ingredients and how they are used in aquaculture feeds, basic principles of feed formulation, feeding strategies to optimize growth and feed conversion efficiencies and feed manufacturing processes.
The objectives of the workshop include:
- Provide relevant information on the nutritional requirement of aquaculture species and how aquaculture feeds meet these requirements
- Provide an interactive forum for users of aquaculture feeds to gain insights into the manufacture and cost-effective use of aquaculture feeds
Who Should Attend
Aquaculturists including producers of food fish and/or ornamental fish, researchers in aquaculture, feed manufacturers and feed additives company.
Participants will be issued with a Certificate of Accomplishment upon meeting 75% of the required course attendance and passing the assessment.
|Date:||Intake 3: 27 Feb 2013|
|Time:||8.00am to 5.00pm|
|Fee per participant (with GST):||S$139.10|
|Application closing date:||Intake 3: 25 Jan 2013|
Note: Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fees, amend any other information or cancel classes with low enrolment.
Contact us if your organisation would like a customised programme.
Dr Wee Kok Leong
Dr Wee, Kok Leong is Section Head – Aquaculture, School of Applied Science at Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore) since 2011. Kok Leong started his career in aquaculture nutrition immediately after graduating with a PhD in fish nutrition from University of Stirling, Scotland. In his 28-year career in aquaculture, he has worked with the academia and in the aquafeed industry. He was involved with fish nutrition and feed development research at the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), University of Tasmania (Australia) and the Nutrition and Feed Technology Sub-program at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI - Australia). He was Regional Technical Manager with Pfizer Food Science and Kemin Asia Pte Ltd in the feed additives segment developing feed additives to enhance feed quality and performance in fish and shrimp feeds. He also served as Technical Service Manager with Ridley AgriProducts Pty Ltd in Australia for fish and shrimp feed formulation, production and technical support with and Gold Coin Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd, where he was based in Singapore and was responsible for shrimp feed formulation and development and providing technical services to sales and marketing team in SE Asia.
Enquiries & Application
Download the application form (PDF) and submit it with the relevant documents to:
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