Departmental Reports




International Center for Aquaculture/ D. Moss

Date: 1983

Funding Agency: USAID

Keywords: international, development, fisheries, aquaculture

Category: International Annual Report

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The Cooperative Agreement in Aquaculture Technology Development between

the Agency for International Development and Auburn University was implemented

January 1, 1982. The Agreement, with first year funding amounting to $360,000,

essentially consolidated activities formerly supported under AID Services

Contract (DSAN-C-0053) and AID Grant (DSAN-G-0039).

Major accomplishments during the first year that were supported in part

or entirely under the Cooperative Agreement are summarized as follows:

1) Short-term technical services were provided at U SAID request to the

Philippines, Burundi, Niger, Dominican Republic, Panama and Peru in

which ICA staff contributed a total of 333 days overseas.







4) A 2-week training program was carried out in Panama by two ICA staff

in which 25 Panamanians participated. The program was conducted

entirely in Spanish and emphasized the principles of aquaculture that

are most appropriate to the tropics of Central America.

5) Total number of graduate students in the Department of Fisheries and

Allied Aquacultures was 137 of which 55 were from the international

community. LDC graduate students benefited under the Cooperative

Agreement through limited financial assistance in hardship cases and

tutorial assistance was provided where appropriate. Also special

trips to various fishery and aquacultural facilities and institutions

were arranged and vehicle transportation provided for internatinoal

students during the holiday breaks between school terms.

6) Staff service activities supported to a significant extent under the

Cooperative Agreement included travel to several major meetings and

conferences dealing specifically with international development,

including Title XII BIFAD Regional Seminar, State University's Directors

of International Agricultural Programs (ASUDIAP), Workshop on

Management Methods for International Development, lOth Anniversary

Meeting of Society for International Development, and the Conference


A 10-week intensive training program was carried out at Auburn for a 

group o f 18 Egyptians affiliated with the U SAID/Egypt Aquaculture

Project. The focus of this program, which was highly supported

financially by U SAID/Egypt, was on food fish production on a commercial



Aquaculture Training Program at Auburn was conducted in which 20 

faculty and nine graduate students in addition to the four training

program instructors provided approximately 500 hours of aquaculture

instruction to 20 participant trainees from nine countries. Each

produced a crop of fish during the 15-week training period.

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