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58th Fish Conservation Week Celebration Opening Ceremony (Sept. 13, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 13 September 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the opening of the 58th Fish Conservation Week Celebration with the theme, “Pangisdaang Likas-kaya, Bunga’y Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita.”

He said this year’s celebration underlines the importance of sustainable fisheries management and development in bringing about abundance for fisherfolk whose livelihood depends on the integrity of the oceans and its resources.

He added the said balancing act has been the pillar of the Department of Agriculture (DA) programs, thus the agency’s continued implementation of science-based and participatory conservation and management measures that ensure sustainable resource use.

The Fish Conservation Week also coincides with the celebration of the Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month. (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)

Matrix of Comments and Suggestions on the Proposed Department of Agriculture (DA) Memorandum Circular on Plant Breeding Innovations (PBIs)

The Department of Agriculture Technical Advisory Group on Modern Biotechnology and Related Innovations for Agriculture and Fisheries (TAG-MBI) hereby presents the matrix of response and actions taken in view of the comments and suggestions received during the conduct of virtual and written stakeholder consultations on September 23 and 30, 2021.

The matrix can be viewed and downloaded using this link: https://bit.ly/DA-memo-circular-on-PBIs-matrix-of-comments

Bidders’ Forum and Updates on DBM Circulars and GPPB Issuances related to Procurement

The Bidders’ Forum and Updates on DBM Circulars and GPPB Issuances related to Procurement aims to apprise the bidders of the latest Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Issuances and Updates, to familiarize the bidders on the mandatory provisions and requirements of the new Bidding Documents, and to inform them on the basics of Penal, Civil, and Administrative Provisions under the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA No. 9184.