1st Philippine Mussel Congress being held today at Iloilo City

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV), through the support of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) is holding the 1st Philippine Mussel Congress at Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City today.

With the theme, “Bigger and Safer Mussels for Every Juan,” the congress will gather various mussel stakeholders from the private and government sectors, non-government organizations (NGOs), academe, and research institutions in the country to discuss issues about the industry.

The conference also aims to share updates on improving competitiveness of mussels in the market. Specifically, it seeks to: 1) disseminate the results/findings of the various researches which addressed the mussel industry strategic S&T plans under the DOST-PCAARRD’s National Mussel Science and Technology Program and other initiatives; 2) showcase the different mussel products and technologies; 3) provide updates on the present status of the mussel industry; and 4) conduct consultation with the industry stakeholders.