South Cotabato will soon achieve sustainable aquaculture resources and production technologies for socio-economic activities as the Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) officially turns over the Php1.5 million worth “Provincial Freshwater Multi-Species Fish Hatchery” project located at the Provincial Nursery & Demonstration Farm at Sitio Pedregosa, Brgy. Reyes, Banga, South Cotabato.
The Multi-species Hatchery project as a pet project of BFAR will supply fingerlings to fisherfolk, farmers, and other interested individuals in the province.
Provincial Agriculturist Raul Teves said the facility will also serve as a learning site.
For now, the multi-species fish hatchery starts to produce quality hito fingerlings for dispersal.
“The target date for distribution will start next year,” Teves said,
Aside from hito, OPAG also plans to disperse tilapia fingerlings and other species.
The turn-over ceremony was attended by BFAR Regional Director Alfeo G. Piloton, Boardmember Henry Ladot, Executive Assistant IV Rudy Jimenea, Provincial Fishery Officer Cesar Mapula, among others.