The University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, the Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters had the honor to host a prestigious international regional workshop of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which was held at the MEVPIS centre from 30th September to 4th October 2019.

The workshop/training was focused on pond aquaculture, intensive fish farming, artificial reproduction, fish genetics and breeding and conservation of genetic resources and had not only theoretical parts with lectures, but also practical parts and excursions. There were 18 participants from 10 countries.

We would like to thank the FAO organization for their trust and the opportunity to organize such an important event. We also thank the FFPW USB employees and other cooperating persons for preparation and running of this successful workshop.