Fishfarmers trained on siganid culture

Livelihood options for 95 fishfarmers after they completed their training on siganid culture under the Fisheries School-on- the Air (FSA).

The fishfarmers received their certificate of completion in a simple ceremony held at Hotel Consuelo, Lingayen, Pangasinan recently. 

Participating in the ceremonies were the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region l, SANTEH Feeds Corporation, Pangasinan State University, and PCAARRD.

Seeking to increase farmers’ productivity, the FSA promotes S&T-based fisheries and aquatic resources technology.

Complementing the FSA is the Fisheries School-on-the-Road (FSR) which provides closer link with fisherfolk beneficiaries and technology updates on fisheries.

To date, 9,690 fishfarmers have completed the FSA trainings on mud crab, saline tilapia, and tilapia in pond; pompano; lapu-lapu; seabass; mudfish; and coastal resources management, among other topics.         

The FSA training on siganid culture was first aired over DZWM and later some of its topics at DZMM’s “Bago Yan Ah!”. 

Addressing the FSA graduates, PCAARRD Technology Transfer and Promotion Division Director Melvin B. Carlos appreciated the synergy between FSA and FSR. He also recognized the programs’ contribution to PCAARRD’s Pinoy S&T Services for Farmers and Entrepreneurs (PSF), an agricultural production and marketing modality. 

Carlos also commended the local government units, state colleges, and other non-government agencies in sustaining the FSA program.

Representative Angelo B. Palmones of the Alyansa ng mga Grupong Haligi ng Agham at Teknolohiya para sa Mamamayan (AGHAM), on the other hand, challenged the latest batch of FSA beneficiaries to process and market siganid for export. For this purpose, Palmones committed to provide mechanical dryers which will be set up in Labrador and Binmaley, Pangasinan.

Activities

National Program on Wealth Creation/ DENR
Fri Jul 10 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Genomic Advancements in Agriculture/ SEARCA
Fri Jul 10 @08:00am - 05:00pm
LBSCFI Q2 Steering Committee meeting/UPLBFI
Fri Jul 10 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Regional Consultation Workshop for a Sustainable Growth in Aquaculture and Fisheries in Region I/Asian Fisheries Academy, Dagupan
Fri Jul 10 @08:00am - 05:00pm
SMARRDEC Strategic Planning training - Workshop fo using the Balanced Score Card
Fri Jul 10 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Prioritization Workshop for the IAS, ABS and Urban/Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Quezon City
Fri Jul 10 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Pre-In-House Review of the program “Reinvigorating the Philippine Coconut Industry through Coconut Somatic Embryogenesis Technology”/PCA-Albay
Fri Jul 10 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Meeting and field visit regarding Abaca Project/Leyte and Cebu
Sat Jul 11 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Special Directors’ Council Meeting
Mon Jul 13 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Regional Consultation Workshop for a Sustainable Growth in Aquaculture and Fisheries in Region III/CLSU, Nueva Ecija
Wed Jul 15 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Opening of Bids- Supply and Delivery of Common Office, Computer supplies and materials for Q2
Thu Jul 16 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Internal Quality Audit for ISO 9001:2008
Fri Jul 17 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Field evaluation activity of NAFES/ Pagadian City
Sat Jul 18 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Regular Directors’ Council Meeting
Tue Jul 21 @08:00am - 05:00pm
National Science and Technology Week/ SMX Convention Centre, Pasay City
Tue Jul 28 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Regional Consultation Workshop for a Sustainable Growth in Aquaculture and Fisheries in Region VIII/Eastern Visayas State University, Tacloban
Tue Aug 04 @08:00am - 05:00pm