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TLE teachers complete fisheries training course


TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN – Sixty-eight public secondary school teachers have recently completed a 4-day package of technologies training covering various areas in fisheries.


The training, held in two batches last May, was conducted by the Regional Fisheries Training Center in Aparri, Cagayan.


The participants came from various high schools in Region 02 offering agriculture and fishery courses. Mrs. Milaflor Mariano, Educational Program Supervisor of the Department of Education in Region 02 said that the “training will help upgrade the technical know-how of the teachers in handling fisheries subjects especially for technology – vocational schools offering fisheries as specialization.”

Mariano further added that the training is very timely since it will give a chance for Grades 7 and 8 students to explore what specialization they will pursue considering aqua-fishery as one of the exploratory subjects.


Subjects covered included conservation, protection and management of the fisheries resources; marine mammals; principles of stock assessment; Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES); fishery laws, rules and regulations including scientific examination of illegally caught fish and post harvest technology.


Also thoroughly discussed were aquaculture technologies with emphasis on cultured species like tilapia, bangus, prawn in different culture environments; tilapia hatchery management; fish health and fishing technologies.


Quirino Pascua, Training Unit chief at the RFTC, said that the classroom discussions were followed by field trip to various stations and projects of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and the RFTC, where the participants had the chance to observe application of the concepts learned in the training.


In addition, RFTC Training Center Director Dr. Milagros Morales, said that the teachers were also required to prepare proposals for fisheries projects. “The Center will choose the top three best proposals and will consider these for funding,” Morales said.


A similar training was also held last year by the RFTC with less than a hundred graduates. (max prudencio BFAR RO2) (max prudencio BFAR RO2)


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