Pinol orders BFAR to ensure stable supply of fish in markets
MANILA — With the directive issued by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to dismantle big fish pens at Laguna Lake, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Pinol has ordered the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to ensure steady supply of fish in the market.
“While the order to dismantle the fish pens was directed at the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) Secretary, the DA and its line agency — the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources — will be actively involved in the effort because of the order’s impact on the fish supply of Metro Manila,” said Pinol in a statement.
“DA-BFAR must come up with a back-up plan to ensure that during the period of the dismantling of the fish pens, sources of fish from other parts of the country — especially bangus and tilapia — would be able to fill up the requirements of Metro Manila consumers,” he added.
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