Costa Rica given sponsored shrimp aquaculture training by Chinese specialists

Published on
August 29, 2018

China is helping Costa Rica ramp up its shrimp production through a training course paid for by the Ministry of Commerce of China.

The 2018 Costa Rica Marine Fisheries Cultivation and Breeding Training Course was hosted in August at the National University of Costa Rica in Heredia and opened by vice president, Marvin Rodriguez, who thanked China for helping the country improve education levels on the country’s coast according to a note published by China’s commerce ministry. 

Led by the Fujian Ocean Research Institute, the training was attended by more than 100 participants from government, fishing companies, universities, and NGOs from the Central American country. The trainers shared expertise on fish and shrimp farming with details on water quality control, disease prevention, diet, and genetics. 

Tang Hen, China’s ambassador to Costa Rica, said his country continues to provide training to Costa Rica. Tang said at the opening of the program that such training was “central to China’s overseas aid to developing countries.”

Photo courtesy of National Aquarium

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