San Juan, La Union, Dec. 22 (PIA) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-1 concluded this year’s School-on-the-Program which featured the good aquaculture practices through a culmination ceremony held on Friday.
A total of 91 fishery implementers and coordinators from the various local government units of Region 1 completed the series of learning sessions, of which 31 participants are from Pangasinan; 15 from La Union; 22 from Ilocos Sur; and 23 from Ilocos Norte.
According to Segundina Gaerlan, Officer-In-Charge of BFAR-1, this aims to inform the participants on the conditions, considerations, and protocols in aquaculture production to ensure the product quality and safety, as well as to prepare them for the enforcement of the Mandanas Doctrine.
“This would equip our fishery implementers with the basic and technical concept of good aquaculture practices,” Gaerlan said.
She added, “Kailangan ay ma-capacitate din ang ating mga fisheries implementers and coordinators para kayang-kaya na po ninyong magturo sa mga client-fisherfolks kapag ipinatupad na ang Mandanas Ruling.”
The SOA Program was aired from Nov. 4 until Dec.3, 2021.
There are 12 episodes produced discussing topics such as farm setting and design; facilities and sanitation; farm management; water use; feeds and feeding management; mortalities; diseases; drugs and chemical use; harvesting and transport; biodiversity; animal welfare; and labor and community.
SOA graduates received their certificates of completion.
Top performing students were also recognized during the culmination program. (JCR/CGC, PIA La Union)