DA, BFAR launches Multi-species Hatchery

A project that will provide sustainable aquaculture resources and production technologies for socio-economic activities was launched in Brgy. Bato Sta. Cruz Davao del Sur recently.

The Multi-species Hatchery project is a pet project of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) 11 which was conceptualized by BFAR Central Office headed by Director Asis Perez.

During the conceptualization of the project which started last May 12, 2014, series of consultations were conducted to enable support from the local government units of Davao del Sur wherein the target area is the provincial down to the barangay level. 

Rolifer and larval tanks including broodstock tanks were constructed along with the installation of electric supply.

Thirty-two tanks were also installed and completed which was ready for operation since end for 2013.

BFAR reported that the project already harvested a total of 108,000 pieces of Bangus fry for the first quarter of this year.

Agriculture Regional Director Remelyn Recoter, as guest, in the launching said that Davao City has more than a million population including the transients and more than half of it consumed fishes as their main staple food along with rice.

“We need to have enough supply of fish her in our region to feed this people and this multi-hatchery project has a big contribution to this goal.  This project will supply the fingerling needs of our small and medium sizes pond here” Recoter said.

She added that the Department of agriculture assuredly support this project of BFAR. (Aggie Media Service)

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