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Inauguration of Mindoro Shrimp Hatchery (Sept. 24, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 24 September 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the inauguration of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Shrimp Hatchery in Barangay Labasan of Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro on September 24, 2021.

He was joined by Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications Noel Reyes, BFAR Director Eduardo Gongona, BFAR Regional Director Elizer Salilig, DA-Mimaropa Regional Director Antonio Gerundio, Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Alfonso Umali, Governor Humerlito Dolor, and Bongabong Mayor Elegio Malaluan.

With a P24-million funding through the Bayanihan 2, the hatchery is a component of BFAR’s National Hipon Iangat ang Produksyon (HIPON) Program.  It will focus on the medium-scale production of Penaeus vannamei with a target of 50 million fry per year.

As the first BFAR-owned Shrimp Hatchery nationwide, the facility will not only benefit the registered fisherfolk and shrimp farmers in Mindoro but also those in the different parts of the country. (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)