April 1, 2021

 

Blue Aqua launches shrimp academy

 


Singapore-based Blue Aqua International, a "one-stop solution provider for the aquaculture industry", has launched the Doctor Shrimp Academy, an exclusive educational platform for the aquaculture industry, Menafn reported.


The academy will accept applications from students for both physical and online courses, specialising in both intensive and super-intensive shrimp farming.


"This Academy is all about sharing our many years of experience and practical knowledge, says Dr. Farshad Shishehchian, Blue Aqua International's CEO and founder.


The Academy provides both hands-on and theory education in the five major farmed species of shrimp: Litopenaeus vannamei, Penaeus monodon, Marsupenaeus japonicus, Penaeus indicus, and Litopenaeus stylirostris. At the Academy, students can access a knowledge library from the industry's most cited scientists, aquaculturists, and technical experts, along with a community of its thousands of farmers.


"Participants can now be directly involved in a hands-on experience with the best experts in the field," Dr. Shishehchian adds. "This is all about practical training with people working in the field, not just theory and textbooks."


The Academy draws on Blue Aqua's experience as an industry leader in shrimp farming to educate and inspire students in all aspects of both art and science. In partnership with Singapore's Temasek Polytechnic, the academy's offerings include Fundamentals of Shrimp Farming, Biosecurity and Health management, and Entrepreneurship in Shrimp Farming. An advanced version of the course also gives students hands-on training at Blue Aqua's commercial indoor shrimp farm in Singapore, the facility known for its super-intensive production and sustainable practices.


Accepted students will enroll in courses ranging from one week to three months, which are targeted at shrimp farmers globally, and aquaculture investors and entrepreneurs. Each course accepts a maximum of 10 students, to allow for a highly personalised educational experience.


Blue Aqua works with more than 4,000 farmers globally, using its patented Mixotrophic System, which helps generate first-hand knowledge which is then relayed to other farmers and educational institutions.


As a full-service company, Blue Aqua provides farm care products, laboratory services, disease detection and solution, farming and technical training.

 

Blue Aqua has one of the largest land-based farms in Singapore, which provides shrimp to FairPrice Hypermarkets and FairPrice Finests. Blue Aqua's goal is to maximise its production of seafood to supply to the Singapore market, to ultimately create a sustainable food future. The objective is in line with the country's 30 by 30 initiative which aims for 30% self-sufficiency of its nutritional needs by 2030.