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Production of affordable fish food was pushed.
An agreement for the production of cultured bangus and tilapia fish species using locally formulated diets was reached between the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 13 and the Department of Agriculture in the Caraga Region (DA-13).
According to Emmylou Presilda, head of the DA-13 information office, the project funded by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) will help fisherfolk groups in the area, especially with the high cost of feeds for fish culture production.
Director Ricardo Oate Jr. of DA-13 and Director Nilo Selim Katada of BFAR-13 led the signing of the initiative’s memorandum of agreement (MOA) on Tuesday.
To provide affordable feeds for fish culture initiatives and endeavors in the area, Presilda added, “local resources accessible in the region need to be tapped.”
According to the agreement, fisherfolk organizations engaged in fish culture will be able to purchase in bulk cost-effective feed formulations made from locally available raw materials.
Presilda stated that the technique for making feed formulations that are economical would also be distributed to the local fisherfolk groups.
Soybean, duckweed, rice bran, and fish meal are just a few of the listed basic materials that are accessible in the area.
The project will span the entire nine-month fish culture production cycle, from fry nursing through fingerlings and post-fingerling production all the way to grow-out production.
The PRDP will provide funding for the project, while the BFAR-13 will carry out its implementation.
The project will be put into action by the end of this year at the Butuan City-based BFAR-13 Masao Technology Outreach Station.
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