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USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership Closeout Event

Author: DA Communications Group | 5 February 2020

Agriculture Secretary William Dar highlighted the importance of nurturing the environment while setting good policy directions during the closeout event of USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) on February 5, 2020 in Quezon City.

During the closeout, Dar urged the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) to make fishers live more prosperously than before.

He also stressed that combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF) plays an important part in the government’s drive in advancing the well-being and resilience of Philippine fisherfolk, while promoting sustainable fisheries.

Dar thanked the USAID and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) for partnering with the DA-BFAR, in the development of the Electronic Catch Documentation System (e-CDTS), which aims to streamline and digitize the Philippine documentation process and simplify the traceability of fisheries products. (Photos by Alan Jacalan, DA-AFID)