DA sets up provincial satellite office for fishery concerns in Itbayat, Batanes
The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), is setting up a provincial satellite office in Itbayat, Batanes to specifically handle fishery concerns.
Just this week, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has led the groundbreaking ceremony for the establishment of the said provincial satellite office to be located at the compound of the Itbayat Agricultural High School in Itbayat.
The satellite office will serve as the center for the delivery of services relative to the sustainable development of the fisheries sector of the province, including the conservation and protection of the marine resources.
It will also serve as training center for all fish technologies and other related services in Itbayat.
Joining Piñol are Batanes Vice Governor Ronald Aguto, Agriculture Undersecretary for Fisheries Eduardo B. Gongona, Undersecretary for High Value Crops and Rural Credit Evelyn G. Laviña, BFAR Regional Director Milagros C. Morales, and DA Director Roy Abaya.