DA allots P1.9B for fisheries
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The Department of Agriculture has allocated P 1.9 billion this year to implement in integrated, pro-poor and community-based fisheries and aquaculture program. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said the program aims "to lift small fisherfolk families from abject poverty." Alcala said the program also aims to produce an adequate supply of quality, world-class yet affordable fishery and aquaculture products. In a separate interview, Dr. Joebert D. Toledo, chief of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center-Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC-AQD), said that the world is relying more and more on aquaculture to feed a population that has grown to 7 billion.
Cabrera, M. F. D. ( 2012, January 10). DA allots P1.9B for fisheries. Malaya Business Insight, p. A8.
Poverty alleviation; Fisheries; Fishers; Fishery products; Aquaculture products; Marine aquaculture; Fishing harbours; Livelihoods; Coastal zone management; Integrated coastal zone management; Mangroves; Fishing grounds; Aquaculture; Financing; Cage culture; Marine resources; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Department of Agriculture (DA); Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/ Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD); Alcala, Proceso; Toledo, Joebert; Perez, Asis
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