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Address: CSU Compound, Aparri, Cagayan
Tel. No.: +(078)822-8059
Fax No.: +(078)822-8407
Email add: rftc_aparri02@yahoo.com

Regional Fisheries Training Center-Aparri is one of the seven (7) RFTC Project Components of the 6th Fisheries Education and Training Project under World Bank Loan 1786 PH. Other components are the Regional Institutes of Fisheries Technology and the University of the Philippines College of Fisheries in Miag-ao, Iloilo. The total project cost amounting to $38M supported the projects civil work activities, equipment outlays and technical assistance program.

The Operationalization of the RFTC project was formalized on December 7, 1979 through MNR (Ministry of Natural Resources) Special Order No. 331, directing the Director of Fisheries to exercise overall control of the operations of the Training Centers. A national coordinating Office was created at the BFAR Central Office to coordinate and initiate the pre-implementation activities of the Training Centers in its opening in Mid-1982.

When BFAR was merged with the Department of Agriculture in 1989, the RFTC was placed under the supervision of the DA-Regional Office. In 1989, Executive Order 116 was issued merging together the former NTC-RD, PTC-RD, RTC-RD, BAEXT, the seven RFTC and the ITCPH. The order put together 41 training centers to form a network that was called the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI). ATI became the training arm of the Department and mandated to train Agricultural Technicians and their clientele.

In March of 1998, the Philippine Fisheries Code (R.A. 8550) was enacted. The code provided among others the reconstitution of BFAR and the transfer of all facilities from DA to BFAR, which included the seven (7) RFTCs. Effective January 1999, the seven centers were formally turned over to BFAR.


The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources under the Fisheries Code envisions the fishing industry to become a modernized fisheries that is technologically advanced and globally competitive. Its formation is guided by sound management practices of resource sustainability, the principle of social justice and strong private sector participation.


  • Conserve, protect and sustain the management of the country’s fishery and aquatic resources
  • Alleviate poverty and provide supplementary livelihood among municipal fisherfolk
  • Improve productivity of aquaculture within ecological limits.
  • Utilize optimally the offshore and deep-sea resources.
  • Upgrade post harvest technology


  • Provide development services to the fishing industry
  • Serve as a major facility to introduce through training, improved technologies in aquaculture, marine fisheries and post harvest technology based on clientele’s identified needs
  • Establish prototype fisheries livelihood projects.
  • Conduct trainings and provide technical assistance or advisory services to government and private institutions, fisherfolk and students.
  • Coordinate with national agencies, FARMC’s and LGUs on fishery development programs


General Administration and Supervision

  • Prepares budgetary requests and administers fund releases
  • Provides services on accounting, bookkeeping, personnel matters, supplier management, records management, cashiering, vehicle repair and maintenance, construction and maintenance work, and other general services functions.
  • Provides training opportunities for staff
  • Prepares monthly attendance report, semi-annual reports, monthly supply consumption report and annual inventory or equipment
  • Stock and issues office supplies
  • Maintains office facilities

Training and Technical Advisory Services

  • Tests and validates training methodologies/techniques
  • Formulates and recommends policies and guidelines for training
  • Prepares training modules and project messages.
  • Develops innovative training activities for the LGUs, GOs, NGOs and POs
  • Implements training programs.
  • Provides advisory services to clientele for fisheries undertaking

Development Support Communication Program

  • Develops, produces and distributes printed and audio-visual instructional and other communication materials
  • Reproduces lectures during training implementation; structures bulletin boards; prepares information materials regarding center activities
  • Over-all management of the library and serve walk-in clients and trainee

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Services

  • Policy Formulation, Planning & Evaluation
  • Conduct of Consultations, Workshops and Meeting
  • Attendance to Consultations, Workshops,Seminars,Meetings and Forums
  • Conduct of Field Visits

Annual Report

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