The WASCAL 1st batch of students in Master’s Research Programme in Climate Change and Marine Sciences, Cabo Verde, have paid an academic visit to the “Fazenda do Camarão”, the shrimp farm located in Calhau, as part of its field work of the programme.
The visit sought to observe the species of microalgae used in the farm, in the first stages of cultivation of the white shrimp species, “litopenaeus vannamei, and to realize the importance of the use of these microorganisms in shrimp farming.
The students were able to collect water samples from the different nurseries, for laboratory analysis and identification of microalgae present in the environment, as well as to have the perception of the procedures used throughout the cultivation process, A student expressed.
Miss. Agnessa Tadouna, a master’s student from Togo expressed satisfaction and usefulness of the visit. “It was a good experience to know the project and observe in practice how microorganisms, namely microalgae are used to ensure the nutrition of shrimps. I was very impressed with the project, which is a pilot-model in the country and is already bearing fruit. We are delighted to witness the practical aspect of the theoretical knowledge acquired on the subject”.