RAF Launches New Online Courses in Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish

The Responsible Aquaculture Foundation (RAF) has broadened its online education program with translations in Chinese, Vietnamese and Spanish of courses on managing major shrimp diseases at aquaculture farms and hatcheries.

The translated versions of Managing Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei at Shrimp Farms, Managing Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei at Shrimp Hatcheries, Managing Early Mortality Syndrome at Shrimp Farms and Managing Early Mortality Syndrome at Shrimp Hatcheries are now available at http://edu.responsibleaqua.org.

As with the English versions of the courses, the online material can be viewed at no charge by PC, tablet or smart phone. From the home page, users can select translated versions of the page that include links to the new courses. After choosing a course, users must create an account to continue. This initial registration provides access to all available courses.

“Users around the world have already taken the RAF courses in English,” RAF President George Chamberlain said. “These translations will now deliver this important information to additional regions hit by these diseases. “That’s our goal — to get the courses to those who need them, both online and through regional coordination with partner groups.”

Hanaqua Tech Inc. recently became the first licensed supporter of the RAF Education Program. The Taiwan-based aquafeed and technical service company has been incorporating RAF material in its customer workshops.

“RAF invites other companies to join us in supporting this program to extend the much-needed information to affected farms,” Chamberlain said.

The Responsible Aquaculture Foundation is developing additional courses to help the global aquaculture industry better manage animal and system health. RAF’s ongoing goal is to create educational materials that address a full range of aquaculture topics with embedded learning checks and other functionality.

For further information on the courses and how to support RAF, contact Steve Hart at steve.hart@responsibleaqua.org.

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Responsible Aquaculture Foundation’s mission is to deliver an innovative global knowledge transfer platform/mechanism to enable the responsible development of a sustainable global industry that can meet the demands for nutritious, safe aquaculture products.