Working towards a sustainable and progressive aquaculture in Baybay City, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Regional Office 8 team headed by Regional Director Dr. Juan Albaladejo met Leyte Fifth District Representative Carl Nicolas Cellona Cari and Baybay City Mayor Jose Carlos Cari to discuss the ongoing and future fisheries intervention for the said city.
To date, several aquaculture interventions such intensive tilapia culture in ponds, Aqua-Based Business School (ABS) for fishpond operators, and stocking of freshwater prawn juveniles and tilapia fingerlings in the said city have been conducted.
Withal, the Bureau in the region foresees the potential of Baybay on becoming a champion City for tilapia fish-farming in the region because of its soil quality, water viability and topography. Further, the active and unwavering support of its local government to its farmers and fisherfolk associations is a vital contributory factor on the commendable implementation of the Bureau’s programs and projects in the city.
Further, several fishery-related endeavors are to be implemented in Baybay in partnership with its local government unit. These projects include installation of intensive tilapia in tanks, construction of fiberglass boats and post-harvest related activities.