TUGUEGARAO CITY — In its bid to boost fisheries production and achieve food security in the Cagayan Valley region, the DA-BFAR 2 through its training arm, the Regional Fisheries Training, and Fisherfolk Coordination Division in collaboration with the Fisheries Production and Support Services Division with the support of the Provincial Fisheries Offices, recently spearheaded the conduct of capability-training on the Package of Technology in Aquaculture in the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, and Nueva Vizcaya.

Attended by fisherfolk-beneficiaries on pond-based culture system, said skill training is part of the regular training programs on Aquaculture of the Bureau for CY 2023.

Participants were trained and provided with updates on various concepts in aquaculture technologies namely; the Basic biology of Tilapia and Freshwater Prawn (Ulang); Polyculture of Tilapia and Ulang; integrated farming system; Fish health culture; Organic farming; Guidelines on good aquaculture practices; and Gender and development.

After the training, cooperators of pond-based techno demo livelihood programs will be provided with fingerlings, feeds, and fertilizer for the first cycle of operation.

Techno demo projects are given to cooperators as part of the extension activities of the Bureau to showcase different aquaculture technologies as well as sources of income for fish farmers.

Income generated from the first cycle of operation goes to the cooperator which in turn will be used to finance the succeeding culture period.