BFAR to distribute 8M fingerlings to CAR fisherfolks

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BAGUIO CITY: The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Cordilleras said it will release more than eight million different fingerling species this year to assure abundant supply of fish in the region. Regional Director Lilibeth Signey said the BFAR is acquiring 6.4 million tilapia, 1.6 million carp and 160,000 pieces of other species for seed stock production and distribution. The bureau also will also distribute fishing gears and paraphernalia, specifically 360-gill nets, three motorized boats and six non-motorized boats. It will likewise add 29 fish marts, which are operational and maintained, Signey said. “We are targeting 50 fishery facilities and aquaculture farms that will be monitored and inspected and one laboratory,” she added. Signey said the BFAR will intensify fisherfolk registration in the provinces to complete the national database.
Gaby B. Keith

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