In the period from May 31 to June 2, 2017, the PET Fishery group conducted the Fisheries Engineering Newcomer Training of 2017. This event, held at Fazenda Escola de Castanhal, shows a broader view of the course, involving planned activities and carried out by members of the PET Fishery group, which this year had the contribution of the research group of Tropical Benthic Ecology (EBT) and volunteer students of the course, as well as the guidance of tutor Marko Herrmann.
Among others, the following activities were carried out: (1) Fish survey, (2) biometrics, (3) morphometry, (4) network tanks, (5) flow calculation, (6) mapping of the agricultural area with GPS , (7) preparation of nurseries, (8) study of parasites, (9) layout of the farm layout, (10) fishing nets, and (11) leisure activities.
The training in a dynamic and didactic way provided the experience of the course for its new students stimulating, mainly, the teamwork and the learning, aiming to reduce their evasion. The PET Fishery group appreciates the participation of all those involved and awaits them at the next events, organized by the group.