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21st National Tuna Congress

Author: DA Communications Group | 6 September 2019

Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar laid down specific strategies to sustain and elevate the tuna industry following an inclusive approach to ensure productivity and income of the fishery sector during the “21st National Tuna Congress and Trade Exhibit” on September 5, 2019 in General Santos City.

Among the strategies that Dar laid out include: 1) fishery modernization; 2) fishery industrialization; 3) promotion of fishery exports; 4) consolidation of small- and medium-sized fish farms; 5) infrastructure development; 6) higher budget and investment for Philippine fisheries; 7) legislative support; and 8) roadmap development.

Having in mind the twin goals of the Department of Agriculture, “Ani and Kita” Dar said that these should inspire a renewed drive for pursuing agricultural and fishery modernization in a totally new, holistic, inclusive and sustainable perspective. (Photos by Rita dela Cruz)