AGUSAN DEL SUR, November 12, 2020- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource (BFAR) – Region 13 turned over Php 213,880 worth of tilapia culture livelihood project to aid eight (8) fishers in their aquaculture operations.
The BFAR, through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program, distributed 16 units of 70-kilogram (kg) capacity fish crate (Php 630/unit) and four weighing scales (Php 450/unit) as part of the Tilapia Culture in Pond Projects.
The program also provided a package of 5,000 tilapia fingerlings (Php 2,250/site) and assorted feeds (Php 23,000/site) for a total cost of Php 202,000 for the eight sites.
Each site is expected to harvest 1,125 kg of fish which can be sold at Php 120 per kg after four months.
Representing BFAR Region 13, Provincial Fishery Officer Bimbo C. Lagare led the ceremonial turnover, together with Municipal Agriculturist Rhodora D. Garcines and the Sanggunian Bayan council members of Bunawan local government unit.
Coined after the Visayan word which means promise, SAAD is a locally-funded project of the Department of Agriculture which aims to alleviate poverty among the marginalized sectors in agriculture and fishery.
The BFAR-SAAD Program operations in Region 13 began in 2018 and will continue to provide interventions to the fisherfolk in the province until 2022. ###
Photo: Bimbo C. Lagare, Provincial Fishery Officer, BFAR Region 13
Writer: Andy T. Ordonia, Information Officer- BFAR Region 13
Copy-editor: Natalianne Marie O. Delos Reyes, PR and Comms Officer- SAAD NPMO