ZAMBALES RECEIVES DISPERSAL ASSISTANCE
With the coronavirus spreading with broader social and economic implications, BFAR Central Luzon continues with its dispersal activities, this time to the province of Zambales. Through the assistance of the provincial government, more than 100 thousand post-larvae ulang and tilapia fingerlings from the BFAR Technological Outreach Stations (TOS) were harvested, packed and distributed directly to identified fish farmer recipients in Sta Cruz, Botolan, San Marcelino, San Antonio, Masinloc, Iba and Palauig.
Amidst a crisis of this magnitude, solidarity and community support can be crucial to overcoming the challenges in guaranteeing that the food supply continues to operate. Regional Director Wilfredo Cruz is thankful for the support and cooperation of the local government. “I salute our local government front liners for tirelessly working with the bureau. The support has been vital to our ability to carry out our mandate in these difficult weeks “he said.
More than 400 thousand Tilapia fingerlings were also awarded to beneficiaries in Pampanga recently. All of the BFAR-TOS in the region have been working round the clock to combat the crisis while serving as nurseries, farms and tanks for the production and development of various aquatic species. (Rosalie Calaguas - Cuyugan/photos by BFAR3-TOS, LGU)