SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional office here encourages Central Luzon fish farmers to culture tilapia for a sustainable livelihood income and steady flow of fish supply.
BFAR regional director Wilfredo Cruz, in a recent statement, asked the fish farmers to take the opportunity of the free ‘webinars’ they now conduct to learn more on how to culture tilapia and realize high yields.
He said this is one of the interventions BFAR has undertaken aside from the dispersal of the various fingerlings in the region to uplift the fisherfolks’ lives.
Cruz said the first webinar slated September 2 is about how to culture and manage tilapia in grow-out ponds. The next on September 4 is on organic tilapia farming in ponds.
Cruz cited the importance of equipping fish farmers in the region with knowledge and skills in those two topics for them to properly manage and maximize the productivity of their aquaculture areas.
The BFAR webinars are free of charge and registration is on a first come, first served basis.
It is being jointly undertaken by the BFAR Central Luzon-Regional Fisheries Training and Fisherfolk Coordination Division, the Regional Fisheries Information and Management Center and BFAR- National Freshwater Fisheries Technology Center. (Zorayda Tecson/PNA)