Friday, May 15, 2015

Pangasinan to host 1st Nat’l Fishery Producers’ Confab

Lingayen – Leaders and big stake holders of the fishing industry, including representatives of provincial, municipal and city Local Government Units (LGUs) from various regions in the Philippines, will gather together at the Sison Auditorium, here, on May 19-22 for the 1st National Fishery Producers’ Congress hosted by the province of Pangasinan. 

Foreign delegates from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will also take part in said congress which seeks to promote sustainable management in the fishing industry.

            The aquaculture congress will be capped by an exchange of ideas on how to further improve strategies in aquaculture to achieve viability of fish in global market in anticipation to the ASEAN integration.   
Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr., who has deep regard to the fishing industry in the province, has expressed full-support for said congress as he noted in a message that the event “strongly emphasizes collective concern in upholding fishery policy reforms towards strengthening the fishing industry in our country.”

In preparation for said congress, Eduardo Maramba, National President of Philippine Association of Fish Producers Incorporated (PAFPI) and his staff was joined in by representatives from offices and departments of the provincial government in a coordination meeting at the Capitol Resort Hotel on May 12 to provide assistance for the three-day event. 

Regional and provincial executives of DA, BFAR, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) local chief executives and barangay leaders will also take part in the event.

Plenary sessions revolving on the theme “Enhancing Aquaculture Practices for Sustained Industry Development” have been set on May 19-20 while participants will get a chance to visit the Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos City and Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Manaoag on May 21.

For inquiries, anyone who would like to take part in said congress may contact Maramba at 0917-808-5164 and Napoleon Manuel, PAFPI Secretary General at 0943-532-8956 and 0915-615-3145.   /Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca

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