DA targets to modernize dried fish production in Samar
The Department of Agriculture (DA) wants Catbalogan City in Samar to modernize its dried fish production and processing, promising the town the interventions needed to improve the lives of fisherfolks and families living in the area.
A report by Philippine Information Agency showed how Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol wants Catbalogan City to be dried fish champion area of Eastern Visayas.
He then committed several interventions like funding needed during a sortie at Catbalogan City, Samar, challenging dried fish makers in the area to modernize their operations.
That way, he said the fish makers could come up with world-class products that can be exported abroad, especially in the United States.
DA Undersecretary for Fisheries and BFAR National Director Commodore Eduardo B. Gongona and BFAR 8 Regional Director Juan Albaladejo were then directed to bring the town’s fisherfolks on a learning experience to the fishcages at Malang, Davao City to observe how these are managed by the various fishery organizations and the local government unit.