Temasek Polytechnic will be setting up a field laboratory in a fish farm here to research fish health management, as well as develop training courses for farm employees.
The school signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday with Lubritrade Ocean, which acquired a fish farm worth about $1 million in June. The two organisations will set up an on-site field laboratory to research the health and nutrition of fish food.
"The natural sea water conditions in cage fish farming would provide excellent test-bed conditions...This would enable us to develop a more realistic solution for addressing the needs and issues faced by local fish farmers," said Dr Lee Chee Wee, the director of Temasek Polytechnic's School of Applied Science.
As part of the partnership, applied science students can get six full-term scholarships and three book prizes, amounting to $45,900 over a period of three years. Temasek Polytechnic will also be identifying suitable training courses for the farm employees to help them to manage farm operations more effectively.