MinDA starts fish cage farming workshop
The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) will conduct a series of regional orientation workshop on Bangus Fish Cage Farming and White Shrimps Production for interested farmers and investors.
The workshop, according to MinDA Chair Emmanuel Piñol, will be held with the support of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), government and private financing institutions like the Development Bank of the Philippines, the Cooperatives Development Authority (CDA), and prospective buyers of the produce.
The workshop lectures will include Bangus Production in Fish Cages, White Shrimps or Vanamei Production, Market Potentials and Viability, Financing Support of government and private banks, Financial Management, Processing and Value Adding, Market Engagement and Environmental Awareness.
Companies involved in the fabrication of ready-to-install Fish Cages and the production of feeds will also be invited to present their technology.
The first workshop will be conducted on site in Malalag, Davao Del Sur, one of the coastal towns in Mindanao where Fish Cage Farming has become a huge industry.
Piñol, who previously served as the country’s Agriculture Secretary, further said, the Orientation Workshop will later move to other regions of Mindanao and Sulu to promote Fish Cage Farming as part of the economic advocacy of MinDA.