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Regional directors, representatives of the government agencies, and some private stakeholders together with Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. and other officials witness the inauguration of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga’s new Science and Technology Center, as well as the groundbreaking of its Metrology Laboratory at the Caraga State University (CSU) Campus, Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City headed by Regional Director Lyndo Villacorta. (PIA-Caraga)

PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

BFAR-Caraga to intensify seaweeds dispersal, production

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 10 (PIA) -– The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Caraga Region is intensifying seaweeds dispersal and production.

According to Rizalinda Abing, seaweeds has been doing well in the market and with the production here in the region, fisherfolks who are beneficiaries of the seaweeds dispersal and production program will now have the opportunity to earn income.

Because of this, the official said, BFAR is coordinating with local officials in the coastal provinces of the region whose areas are suitable for dispersing and producing seaweeds.

Abing said they have dryer to be used by these fisherfolk-beneficiaries to dry seaweeds, and therefore producing different seaweeds products.

“Aduna kita’y seaweeds dryer aron pagagamiton sa atong mga beneficiaries pagpa-uga sa mga seaweeds, ug mahimo na’ng produkto nga pwede na’ng ibaligya,” Abing said.

(We have seaweeds dryer to be used by our beneficiaries to dry seaweeds, and will be made into products for sale.)

Aside from this, Abing stressed they have been providing technical assistance to the beneficiaries particularly in conducting trainings and seminars for them to be given techniques and strategies on seaweeds dispersal and production. (PIA-Caraga)

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