Sponsor message

Are you trying to break into aquaculture industry or already working in the field and looking to gain additional expertise for career development?

Alcala Promotes Crab Production to Quezon Farmers

9 March 2012, at 12:00am

PHILIPPINES - Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala encouraged Quezon farmers recently to diversify and try crab production and to avoid illegal fishing activities in the sea under the jurisdiction of the province.

The secretary said Quezon province is rich in fishing grounds, a good source of marine products that the local government units should protect by strictly imposing ordinances and other laws against illegal fishing.

He added the Department of Agriculture (DA) can provide trainings on crab production to small fishermen to provide them with alternative sources of income.

"Quezon province has long shorelines that are suitable for crab production. If more fishermen engage in crab production, the province may become the crab capital of Luzon or perhaps the entire contry," Mr Alcala said, adding that demand in crabs is high in Metro Manila, thus it's about time for fishermen to attemp crab produciton.

Meanwhile, Mr Alcala said the propagation of organic farming is one of the priority programs of DA which was one of his major programs in the 2nd district of Quezon during his term as representative.

Sponsor message

UMass Sustainable Aquaculture Online Courses

Aquaculture is an increasingly important source of safe, nutritious, and sustainable seafood for people worldwide. Globally, aquaculture production must double by 2030 to keep pace with demand. These increases in demand for aquaculture products, food security considerations, and job creation have generated an increased need for skilled workers.

Discover how you can be part of this rapidly expanding industry.