Project objective: 1. To streghten the institutional frameworks for the promotion of aquaculture; 2. To streghten the capacities for needs-oriented training in aquaculture Project activities: ? Contribution of subject matter related content (e.g. diseases, quarantine, biosecurity) into drafting/updating of the National Aquaculture Development Plan (NADP) and related policies. ? Inputs into a national multi-stakeholder aquaculture sector working group to govern the development, implementation and monitoring of the NADP and capacity building for stakeholder coordination. ? Participation in the review of the regulatory framework for updating legislation and policies on aquaculture, including Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) regulations. ? Development of a master plan for sustainable SPS/aquatic animal health service delivery, incl. privatisation or joint ventures. ? Provide technical advice to selected hatcheries advice to improve hatchery operations in respect to SPS standards, disease control and biosecurity. ? Advice and selected support the establishment of one selected model bio-secure hatchery that serves as the baseline for further upscaling, either P. monodon, Macrobrachium or selected finfish species, based on a joint decision by implementing partners and DoF (conditions include pond location, layout design and construction; water source, intake and treatment; brood stock quality (e.g. Specific Pathogenic Free brood stock); feeds; waste water treatment etc.). ? Advise the DoF and private sector (MFF) on SPS issues in order to improve animal and public health (disease control, bio-security, anti-microbial resistance, water quality analyses), as well as food safety (e.g. risk management, hygiene, residue monitoring, traceability, etc.) of products for domestic consumption and export. ? Strengthen institutional and technical capacities including the ASEAN Good Aquaculture Practices (ASEAN GAqP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), biosecurity and traceability. ? Provision of inputs to trainings and vocational training courses (TVET) by DoF or service provider. ? Provision of inputs to SPS, disease and hygiene related aspects of post-harvest processing, reduction of post-harvest losses (in particular during transportation) and the loss of nutritional value at the processing stage (primarily fish/shrimp paste production and drying), and to foster product innovation to enhance the nutritional and value-added contribution of aquaculture (shall be specified during operational planning).

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