USec for Fisheries Cheryl Caballero visits FFRDC

On December 22, 2020, Undersecretary for Agri-Industrialization and for Fisheries Cheryl Caballero visited the Freshwater Fisheries Research and Development Center (FFRDC) at Brgy. Butong, Taal, Batangas. A short meeting with NFRDI and FFRDC’s key officials was first conducted in the morning to discuss matters related to the improvement of fisheries management. Afterward, Dr. Lilian Garcia, continue reading : USec for Fisheries Cheryl Caballero visits FFRDC

DA Sec. Dar administers oath of newly appointed and promoted NFRDI employees

A virtual oath-taking ceremony for newly appointed and promoted NFRDI personnel was conducted last December 18, 2020, at the NFRDI conference room. Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar, together with Undersecretary for Agri-Industrialization and Fisheries Cheryl Caballero, administered the oath of 54 employees coming from NFRDI central office and research centers. The appointment and promotion continue reading : DA Sec. Dar administers oath of newly appointed and promoted NFRDI employees

DA-NFRDI, MSN ink pact to promote MPA management in PH

The Department of Agriculture – National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (DA-NFRDI) and the Marine Protected Areas Support Network (MSN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on December 17, 2020 to effectively promote and sustain marine protected areas (MPA) management in the Philippines. Under the alliance, NFRDI has become part of the MPA Support Network consisting continue reading : DA-NFRDI, MSN ink pact to promote MPA management in PH

Ciguatera fish poisoning: Do reef fishes or “isdang bato” really contain toxins?

Ciguatera fish poisoning is a threat to public health and fish trade of commercially important reef fishes. Thus, scientists from the Department of Agriculture – National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (DA-NFRDI) explored whether our reef fishes (commonly called isdang bato) contain toxins. What is Ciguatera fish poisoning? It is a form of poisoning primarily continue reading : Ciguatera fish poisoning: Do reef fishes or “isdang bato” really contain toxins?

Low-cost formulated feed may increase body weight and survival rate of Milkfish and Tilapia

A new feed formulation for milkfish and tilapia was developed through a collaborative project of NFRDI, BFAR and SEAFDEC. Initial results of the formulated diet tend to promise a lowered production cost in aquaculture and increased profits for small-scale fish farmers. The collaborative project, called Aquafeed Research, Development and Extension Project or ARDEP, finished two continue reading : Low-cost formulated feed may increase body weight and survival rate of Milkfish and Tilapia

Virtual Workshop for Developing Training Modules Held

The National Fisheries Research and Development Institute’s Training Division (NFRDI-TD) has recently conducted a successful virtual workshop on Developing Modules for NFRDI Trainings last June 25-26 and 29. The activity was attended by personnel of NFRDI, BFAR- National Freshwater Fisheries Technology Center (BFAR-NFFTC) in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, and BFAR-Batangas Inland Fisheries Technology Outreach Station (BFAR-BIFTOS) continue reading : Virtual Workshop for Developing Training Modules Held

Online Training-Workshop on Video and Audio Production for NFRDI Personnel Successfully Concluded

The first-ever Online or Virtual Training-Workshop on Video and Audio Production for DA-NFRDI staff was successfully concluded last June 15. The 23 participants from the different divisions and stations/centers of NFRDI lauded the Training Division (TD) and the resource speaker, Mr. Louie D. Amongo, for providing them with the needed knowledge and skills that are continue reading : Online Training-Workshop on Video and Audio Production for NFRDI Personnel Successfully Concluded