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JIFSAN Conducts GFvP Train-the-Trainer Program in Indonesia

Participants spent five days learning about Good Fishing Vessel Practices.

Participants spent five days learning about Good Fishing Vessel Practices.

JIFSAN partnered with the U.S. FDA and the Indonesia Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Fish Quarantine and Inspection Agency (FQIA) to conduct a Train-the-Trainer program on Good Fishing Vessel Practices (GFvP). The five-day program took place in Jakarta, Indonesia and was successful in training 26 Indonesian participants. Most of the trainees are members of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and/or the FQIA.

The program, which began on August 25, 2014, consisted of presentations, classroom training and analysis, and a field trip to the main Jakarta fishing port of Muara Bara. During the field trip, participants made site visits to landing stations, vessels, and a processing plant. Trainee groups constructed critiques of the sites they visited and presented their information on the last day of the program.The trainees attended field trips to the main Jakarta fishing port of Muara Bara.

The program included not only GFvP, but a completion of the Segment 2 Training for the Association of Food and Drug Officials certified Basic HACCP course. All of the participants earned their HACCP Segment 2 Training and received certification in the Train-the-Trainer Program.

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