The pilot project, which started in October, will end with Guimaras fish producers at the SEAFDEC/AQD Igang Marine Station in Nueva Valencia.
The course will end with a harvest and distribution of certificates to trainees from the four barangay beneficiaries of Nueva Valencia. Nicasio Alcantara, Petron chairman and CEO; Malu Erni, executive director of Petron Foundation Inc.; Sanjiv Vohra, Citi country officer; Guimaras Governor Felipe Nava; Nueva Valencia Mayor Alex Araneta; and AQD chief Joebert D. Toledo will attend the closing ceremony.
In July 2007, the Petron Foundation Inc. and SEAFDEC/AQD signed an agreement on a pilot project on milkfish cage culture as a livelihood program for fisherfolk affected by an oilspill in the area. The project was a collaboration also with Citi Foundation/Citi Philippines and the Province of Guimaras.