This project provides training to local partners as well as developing nations in the development of effective monitoring programs for harmful algae as well as their biotoxins in seafood and seawater. To date, training classes have been held for Puget Sound partners (SoundToxins) and outer coast Olympic Region Harmful Algal Blooms (ORHAB) collaborators as well as for government agencies in the Philippines, Indonesia and Guatemala as part of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization's (PICES) program on Seafood Safety in Developing Nations. A training class is currently being planned for India in 2014.
The International Training program was sponsored by the Government of Japan's Ministry of Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF).
PICES Harmful Algal Bloom International Seafood Safety Project Trainer, V.L., Trick, C.G., Wells, M.L., Cochlan, W.A., Herndon, J. 2010. PICES Seafood Safety Project: Guatemala Training Program, PICES Press Vol. 18, No. 2 North Pacific Marine Science Organization, pp. 32-35.