City Hall, BFAR partner on mudcrab farming

the Iloilo City Government and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Office 6 have partnered for mudcrab farming.

This, after Mayor Jerry P. Treñas and City Agriculturist’s Office in-charge Engr. Noel Z. Hechanova, signed Feb. 18 a Memorandum of Agreement with BFAR-6 Assistant Regional Director Carlito Delfin and Iloilo Provincial Fisheries Officer-in-Charge Erwin E. Ilaya.

The metropolis is one of the project sites of “Sustainable Livelihood Mudcrab Fattening Culture Through Aquasilviculture (integration of aquaculture with mangroves).”

The initiative aims for support and cooperation of City Government and fisherfolk community for effective implementation, operation and good governance of fisheries projects towards improvement of lives and livelihood of recipients.

City Hall shall facilitate the mobilization of beneficiaries and assist BFAR in field monitoring.

BFAR-6 shall be disseminating information, and will render actual demonstration of fishing techniques, and conduct monitoring and evaluation.

Both parties pledged to extend support and cooperation for effective implementation, operation and good governance. (Beatriz Angelica Pequierda/Iloilo City PIO)