James Cook University’s experts are helping Indonesians develop world’s best practises in aquaculture.
Twenty-seven Indonesian delegates were in Townsville to learn from JCU’s aquaculture experts.
Course leader, JCU Professor Kyall Zenger, said food security and poverty were acute challenges for Indonesia, particularly for coastal communities, and particularly in Eastern Indonesia where livelihoods depended on seafood.
“There is a clear need for sustainable enterprise development through improved approaches to aquaculture management and supply chain management. There are also challenges related to brood stock management, nutrition and disease control,” he said.
The short course program gives delegates practical insight into how Australia, as global leaders in aquaculture management, research and development addresses these challenges.
Program leader Prof Paul McShane said it was an exciting program to be involved in.
“JCU, being among the best in the world for tropical aquaculture, it’s a natural fit,” he said.
This is the first time the delegation has visited James Cook University.