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, NFRDI Acting Executive Director, together with Dr. Maria Theresa Mutia, FFRDC Center Chief, accompanied USec. Caballero as she inspected the center’s facilities, including freshwater and marine hatchery facilities, fish-bio laboratory, aquarium fish display, mini-library, and 12 research and production ponds. (IYCruz)

Mr. Fred Muyot, Dr. Maria Theresa Mutia, and Dr. Lilian Garcia assisted USec. Caballero as she inspects the ponds and hatchery facilities of FFRDC.