NEWS | UP Visayas CFOS-IA provides technical assistance to milkfish sector stakeholders in Zamboanga del Norte

| Written by Padayon UP

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DIPOLOG, Zamboanga del Norte — Faculty members of the Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS-IA) of the University of Visayas spearheaded a consultative dialogue to address pressing issues in the milkfish industry in Zamboanga del Norte province from 17 to 18 July 2023.

About 25 stakeholders from the Bangus Fish Cage Growers, Operators, and Farmers Association of Sibutad, Zamboanga del Norte, Dipolog School of Fisheries, and Department of Science and Technology Region IX (DOST-IX), through its Provincial S & T Office- Zamboanga del Norte (PSTO-ZDN), participated in the discussion.

The dialogue was organized by the PSTO-ZDN, aiming to explore various interventions that would alleviate the prevailing concerns of the industry over the escalating cost of commercial feeds in order to maximize earning among milkfish growers and operators while fostering a sustainable milkfish industry in the province.

DOST-IX Regional Director Martin A. Wee and PSTO-ZDN Director Nuh M. Aljani sought the technical assistance from CFOS-IA on the plan to establish a milkfish feeds production facility.



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