Resources and Tools

“How to install a soft-shell clam farm.”   


This has been produced by Manomet through the US Sea Grant Program in conjunction with NOAA


Handling Seafood in South Pacific

This  Li_18_Handling_seafood_Sheet-merged.pdf  is from


Online aquaculture training videos now available to Egyptian fish farmers

A series of high quality aquaculture training videos, designed to teach Egyptian fish farmers the industry’s best management practices, has recently been released.

Produced by WorldFish, an international nonprofit research organization, the ten short videos are being used to train local fish farmers in the most effective ways to boost the production and quality of farmed fish.


Training and Education Resources and Tools

7 free FAO e-learning courses


Decent Work in Small-scale Fisheries

Below are Capacity Development Modules on Decent Work in Small-scale Fisheries. They consist of five information modules in Spanish in which the issue of work and decent work in fisheries were developed, targeting the people of the artisanal fisheries sector. Module 5 is on the participation of women in artisanal fisheries.

The following five modules can be found at

Módulo 1: La pesca artesanal: El caso de Costa Rica
Módulo 2: Trabajo y empleo decente
Módulo 3: Trabajo y empleo decente en la pesca artesanal
Módulo 4: La niñez y la juventud en la pesca artesanal
Módulo 5: La participación de las mujeres en la pesca artesanal

The modules are aimed at providing practical and accessible information to artisanal fishers on the issue of rural employment and decent work that allows them to reflect on the subject for the improvement of their quality of life.

Supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the process of developing the modules allowed CoopeSoliDar R.L. in conjunction with the various governmental and non-governmental bodies concerned, to initiate a process of research, dissemination and awareness concerning unfavorable employment conditions existing in the artisanal fisheries sector, including the shellfish harvesting sector in Costa Rica and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America.


Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture

The web link below leads to a module “Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture” taken from Gender in is an online forum which is designed to provide access to resources, tools and information which can help practitioners and other stakeholders mainstream gender into agricultural development.


Site selection and pond preparation

This instructional video provides industry advice on selecting the best site for an aquaculture pond and introduces how to prepare the pond for fish. Pond preparation is essential for ensuring natural food grows in the water and that the fish have a healthy living environment.


Fish harvest and post harvest treatment

Module 1 – Introduction to good hygiene and good fish handling practices

Module 2 – Good practice for fishermen

Module 3 – Good practice for fish processors

Module 4 – Good practice for fish traders

Module 5 – Good practice for fish consumers  


This instructional video introduces the aquaculture industry’s best practices for harvesting farmed fish and handling the fish post-harvest.

Efficient African Catfish Breeding
 Copyright 2010 Lanre Ogunsina
Lanre Ogunsina is an Aquaculture Management Consultant with over 20 years experience.