To date, PMMSN has trained over 3,000 key personnel from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), local Integrated Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Councils (IFARMC), Local Government Units (LGU) including provincial, municipal and baranggay offices, Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENRO), Law Enforcement agencies and other coastal stakeholder organizations to respond to stranded marine mammals throughout the country.
The PMMSN offers 2 training workshops in the following topics:
1. Marine Mammal Stranding Response – qualifies the participant as a First Responder
2. Medical Management of Stranded Marine Mammals – for veterinarians and medical professionals
Workshops are held regularly either at regional locations or at Ocean Adventure, Subic Bay. Since 2005 PMMSN has held over 90 workshops and orientations all over the Philippines, as well participated in workshops with our ASEAN neighbors, such as the Thailand Department of Marine and Coastal Resources.
Workshops held at Ocean Adventure include hands-on activities with real animals and experienced marine mammal care experts. Ocean Adventure provides these resources freely as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. The instructional materials used in the workshop were developed with the generous grants of the SeaWorld Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.
If you who wish to inquire about, organize or attend a PMMSN workshop, please contact us or your nearest PMMSN chapter.
Calendar of Workshops
Regional training workshops are currently being scheduled. For members, please coordinate with your chapter if you are seeking to participate or provide assistance in any way you can.
We will update this page as schedules are confirmed.
Oct 10 to 11, 2016
June 18 to 20, 2019
Sept 14 to 15, 2019
BFAR Region 1
OPEN to all
BFAR Region 1
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FEE typically includes:
- Training materials
- Certificate of Completion
- Lunch, dinner and snacks for the duration of the Workshop
- Hands-on training with dolphins on Emergency First Response and Handling & Transport, if the workshop is conducted at Ocean Adventure
- Simulated hands-on Emergency First Response and Handling & Transport, if the workshop is held at a regional location
- PMMSN membership fee is excluded