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Meeting with BFAR-NFFTC (September 3, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 3 September 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar met with the officials of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-National Freshwater Fisheries Technology Center (BFAR-NFFTC) on September 3, 2021 at the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) Conference Hall.

The discussions included the NFFTC’s fishery breeding programs, the agency’s role in enhancing the local tilapia industry, and their collaborative projects with other agencies such as the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) and the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR).

Among the NFFTC’s new projects are the automation system for intensive fry production of tilapia with P2 million budget, and the establishment and operation of a village-level pilot hatchery for African catfish with P1 million budget.

Secretary Dar challenged the NFFTC to showcase and transfer in a big way the major technologies they have developed through the years to now benefit the farmers and fishers with higher income.

He also noted that the Center needs more support in terms of additional funding, manpower, and modernized facilities. (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)