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BFAR Promotes Sustainable Fish Farming

PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is promoting sustainable fish farming throughout the country by holding seminars, live fish display and other interactive activities at the Agrilink 2010.

The show will be held on 7 to 9 October at the World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay City.

This year’s theme of Agrilink is “Good Agricultural Practices: Key to Competitiveness.”

The event will bring together local and international suppliers and exhibitors, highlighting the latest technologies and inputs that will improve sustainability of the interconnected industries of food, agriculture and aqualcuture.

BFAR’s intensified activities in promoting fish production is brought about by a steadily increasing demand for fish and aquaculture products, both for the local market and export destinations like the United States, Japan and the European Union.

BFAR’s recent projects focus on aquaculture practices that address the challenges of quality and safety in fisheries products, climate change and globalisation, acceptability standards in international markets and efforts to increase the overall sustainability and productivity of fish farming communities, a report in the Manila Bulletin says.

BFAR’s plan includes ongoing construction of hatcheries of high-value marine species, as well as improvements of existing private hatcheries for their brood stock.

They will also focus on aquaculture propagation by catching breeders from the wild using eco-friendly technologies.

the Fish Site Editor

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