Blue Aqua International launched the Doctor Shrimp Academy, an exclusive educational platform for the aquaculture and shrimp farming industry. Doctor Shrimp Academy will accept applications of students for both in-person and online courses, specializing in both intensive and super-intensive shrimp farming. “This Academy is all about sharing our many years of experience and practical knowledge,” said Farshad Shishehchian, Blue Aqua International’s CEO and founder.
The Academy provides both hands-on and theory education in the five main cultured species of shrimp: Litopenaeus vannamei, Penaeus monodon, Marsupenaeus japonicus, Penaeus indicus and Litopenaeus stylirostris. At the academy, accepted students can access a library of knowledge from the industry’s most advocated 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,” Shishehchian said. “This is all about practical training with people working in the field, not just theory and textbooks.”
In partnership with 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.
Accepted students will enroll in courses ranging from seven days to three months and are aimed at shrimp farmers across the globe, investors in aquaculture and those starting businesses in aquaculture. Each course accepts a maximum of ten students, to allow for a highly personalized and unique educational experience.
Blue Aqua International works with more than 4,000 farmers globally, using its patented mixotrophic system, which helps inform and generate first-hand knowledge which is then relayed to other farmers and educational institutions. “Our goal is to take our knowledge to help, support and guide other farmers around the world to have increased profitability, sustainability and security in food production,” Shishehchian said.