Kinangkong na isda! DA chief rues missed opportunities for PH tilapia, bangus
No thanks to neglect from agriculture officials for the past several years, the Philippines missed big opportunities to export tilapia and bangus, especially to the United States.
This was the lament Monday of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol, who tapped Fil-Am tilapia grower Rocky French to assess the state of the industry in the Philippines.
On his Facebook page, Pinol narrated he brought French and Undersecretary for Fisheries Eduardo Gongona to the Naujan Tilapia Hatchery and the Bangus Hatchery in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro last July 7; and to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ National Freshwater Fish Research Center in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija July 9.
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