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 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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