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FISHERIES POST HARVEST TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

  • Assists in the implementation of the utilization of fish/fishery aquatic products in support to the Comprehensive National Fisheries Industry Development Plan;
  • Promotes the development of value-added products for local and export markets;
  • Develops a national fish and fishery products quality standards to include the code of practices, grades and guidelines;
  • Implements standards and specifications in the production of value added fish/ fishery aquatic products;
  • Undertakes pilot process of developed fish/fishery aquatic products through HACCP-APPROACH;
  • Provides laboratory services for fish quality management of fishery products;
  • Establishes and implements an inspection system for import and export of fish/fishery aquatic products and fish processing establishments consistent with international standards to ensure product quality and safety;
  • Implements international agreements/commitments on the improvement of trading of fishery products and fish processing establishments consistent with international standards to ensure product quality and safety;
  • Implements international agreements/commitments on the improvement of trading of fishery products under the regulation of the World Trade Organization-General agreements on tariff and trade on sanitary certificates for fish and fishery products;
  • Provides training and extension services for fisheries post harvest technologies; and
  • Performs such other related functions as may be assigned from time to time by the Assistant Directors and/or the Bureau Director.

AQUATIC PRODUCTS UTILIZATION AND STANDARDIZATION SECTION

  • Promotes the development of value-added products for local and export markets;
  • Adapts the standard procedures in the promotion of aquatic value-added products;
  • Develops a national fish and fishery products quality standards to include the Code of Practices, Grades and Guidelines set;
  • Prepares and implements guidelines and procedures for the utilization of aquatic products, for the proper utilization of aquatic products for domestic and export markets;
  • Provides training and extension services on technology transfers; and
  • Performs such other related functions as may be assigned from time to time by the Division Chief, the Assistant Directors and/or the Director of the Bureau.

FISH INSPECTION AND QUALITY CONTROL SECTION

  • Implements an inspection system for import and export of fishery aquatic products consistent with the international standards to ensure product quality and safety;
  • Enforces existing fisheries laws rules and regulations, standards for fish and fishery products through fish inspections, monitoring and verification of processing plants as to ensure product quality and safety;
  • Implements international agreements/commitments on the movement or trade of fishery products under the regulation of WTO-GATT on sanitary and phyto-sanitary certificate for fish and fishery products and EU Commission Decision 95/190/EC, for the export of fishery products to EU;
  • Inspects, monitors and verifies processing plants and establishments to ensure compliance to EU Council Directive 91/493/EEC and other EU directives, and the HACCP Mandatory Regulations of US-related directives to export fish and fishery products;
  • Recommends the accreditation of fish processing plants/establishments that are complying with the existing national legislation, rules and regulations and international laws and requirements;
  • Issues health certificates/quality certificates as a requirement for exporting fish and fishery products to EU, USA and other countries;
  • Provides extension services and advisory assistance on HACCP-BASED inspection systems, requirements of processing establishments, international regulations and standards for product quality and safety, in coordination with the Regional Offices, other government agencies and the industry as a whole;
  • Designs and conducts training/seminars/workshops for fish inspectors and quality safety management personnel of the industry; and
  • Performs such other related functions as may be assigned by the Division Chief, the Assistant Directors and/or the Director of the Bureau.

FISHERY PRODUCTS AND TESTING LABORATORY SECTION

  • Implements laboratory methods and standards for quality management of fish and fishery products;
  • Provides laboratory services to the industry to ensure the quality and safety of fish and fishery products for export and domestic consumption;
  • Coordinates, monitors and evaluates the operation of the Regional Fisheries Quality Laboratories;
  • Identifies and coordinates with private and government testing laboratories in analyzing and certifying fishery products for export to E.U. markets;
  • Imposes fees for laboratory analysis of fish/fishery products in accordance with the existing fishery laws and regulations;
  • Provides training and extension services and advisory services on the operations/management of quality laboratory practices; and
  • Performs such other related functions as may be assigned by the Division Chief, the Assistant Directors and/or the Director of the Bureau.
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