Sariaya fishers assess usability of localized forecasting technology

To assess usability and effectiveness in fishing communities of ISDApp – a community-based application that provides localized weather information – the Department of Agriculture-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (DA-NFRDI) conducted a focus group discussion (FGD) in Sariaya, Quezon. With the assistance of the Sariaya Municipal Agriculture Office, 15 ISDApp-registered fishers were recruited to participate continue reading : Sariaya fishers assess usability of localized forecasting technology

NFRDI, BFAR distribute seaweed propagules in Calauag, Quezon

The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the National Fisheries Research and Development Center (NFRDI) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-National Seaweeds Technology Center (BFAR-NSTC), distributed laboratory-grown seaweeds (Kappaphycus alvarezii) propagules to two farmer associations on March 3, 2022 in Calauag, Quezon. In collaboration with the local government unit (LGU) of Calauag, Quezon, the propagules continue reading : NFRDI, BFAR distribute seaweed propagules in Calauag, Quezon

Tuna processing plant empowers Sablayan women fishers thru value-adding

Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro – Soon an association of women fishers will be able to produce their own high-quality processed tuna with the newly-renovated tuna processing plant, which was officially turned over by the Department of Agriculture-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (DA-NFRDI) to the municipality of Sablayan on March 9, 2022. Through the NFRDI’s technology continue reading : Tuna processing plant empowers Sablayan women fishers thru value-adding

NFRDI celebrates its 3rd Anniversary

In line with the celebration of the NFRDI’s 3rd Year Anniversary on February 15, 2022, the Institute will be holding a week-long activity on February 14-17, 2022. See the list of activities below.

NSAP Interactive Atlas launched

With the advent of technological innovation where almost all information is available at our fingertips, creating an interactive digital platform out of a high-impact program to reach wider beneficiary sector is indispensable. Thus, the case of the National Stock Assessment Program (NSAP) Interactive Atlas Web Application, which was virtually launched for local and international use continue reading : NSAP Interactive Atlas launched

NFRDI recognizes employees for outstanding achievements

The National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) recognized employees, divisions, and centers for their outstanding achievements during its Year-End Assessment and Employee Recognition held on December 22, 2021. One of the recognitions was the conferment to Scientist I rank of Dr. Casiano H. Choresca Jr. and Dr. Maria Theresa M. Mutia by the Scientific continue reading : NFRDI recognizes employees for outstanding achievements

NFRDI partners with Villar SIPAG Foundation for quality “pagtitinapa” training

The National Fisheries Research and Development Institute-Fisheries Postharvest Research and Development Division (NFRDI-FPHRDD) and Training Division (TD) collaborated with the Villar SIPAG Foundation and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region III to train small scale smoked fish processors coming from Bulacan and Pampanga on November 24, 2021 in San Jose del Monte, continue reading : NFRDI partners with Villar SIPAG Foundation for quality “pagtitinapa” training

NFRDI joins 2021 VAWC campaign

In line with the Philippine Commission on Women’s (PCW) 18-day campaign to end violence against women (VAW), the NFRDI organized series of activities, including contests, to create awareness and encourage its employees to envision a world free from all forms of violence against women and girls.  These contests included the #SanaAllSpacesSafe experience-sharing Online Campaign and continue reading : NFRDI joins 2021 VAWC campaign

Fisheries technologies showcased in biotech week

The Department of Agriculture-Fisheries Biotechnology Center (DA-FBC) took part in the 17th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) celebration featuring fisheries technologies through a blended virtual and physical exhibit organized by the DA- Biotechnology Program Office (DA-BPO) on November 22- 26, 2021 at DA Building, Quezon City. Among the fisheries technologies showcased were:  1) FishTrace: a DNA-based technology continue reading : Fisheries technologies showcased in biotech week