Monday, June 13, 2011

But BFAR says no moratorium needed

Despite the recent fish-kill which again struck the Caquipotan Channel in western Pangasinan, the National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center (NIFTDC) is not recommending an outright moratorium on aquaculture in the area. NIFTDC, which is under the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), has instead recommended the reduction of fish cages and the total dismantling of all fish pens in the area.

Dr. Westly Rosario, NIFTDC chief, said what is needed is tighter regulation from the concerned local government units (LGUs). A moratorium, Rosario pointed out, can be disastrous to the fishing industry since it is the source of livelihood for thousands of people in the two towns and western Pangasinan is a major supplier of fish for Metro Manila. Rosario called on the LGUs of Anda and Bolinao to remove all the illegal structures. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers




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