Members of the bureau and representatives from other national agencies including the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) and Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) welcomed the leaders from the World Bank FishCORE Team composed of Ms. Agnes Balota-Co and Mr. Milen Dyoulgerov-Co.
The FishCORE project is a 7-year project for the fisheries sector funded by the World Bank. Its overall goal is to enhance ecosystem and community resilience in selected Fisheries Management Areas (FMA 6 and 9) while its project development objective is an improved management of fishery resources and enhanced value of fisheries production in coastal communities in selected FMAs.