TBI promotes tilapia, hito polyculture to benefit fish farmers in Abra

To promote the technology on tilapia-hito polyculture and showcase the results of the Technology Business Incubation (TBI) project on “Upland Tilapia and Hito Grow-out Culture in Abra,” a harvest field day was conducted on October 27, 2022 in Pidigan, Abra. The TBI project is being implemented by the Department of Agriculture-National Fisheries Research and Development continue reading : TBI promotes tilapia, hito polyculture to benefit fish farmers in Abra

NFRDI, UPLB project to assess biodiversity of mangrove forests in Siargao

A collaborative project between the University of the Philippines Los Baños-Institute of Biological Sciences (UPLB-IBS) and the Department of Agriculture-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (DA-NFRDI) is looking into the biodiversity of the mangrove forests in del Carmen, Siargao Island through biological field surveys. Dr. Mudjekeewis Santos, Scientist IV and Chief of DA-NFRDI’s Training Division, continue reading : NFRDI, UPLB project to assess biodiversity of mangrove forests in Siargao

NFRDI joins sardines congress; presents climate change impact on sardines

The DA-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI), represented by Dr. Mudjekeewis D. Santos, Scientist IV and Chief of Training Division, participated in the 5th National Sardines Congress held on October 20–21, 2022 at the Convention Hall of Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City. Dr. Santos presented the “Climate Change Impact on Sardines Fishery and Fishers” continue reading : NFRDI joins sardines congress; presents climate change impact on sardines

NFRDI chief zeroes in on R&D as key to attain food security and community stability

Build strategic partnership, commit to make a difference, and increase research investment— these are the key factors where research and development (R&D) can contribute to attain food security and community stability in the country, according to Dr. Lilian Garcia, executive director of the Department of Agriculture National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (DA-NFRDI). “With the continue reading : NFRDI chief zeroes in on R&D as key to attain food security and community stability

High-level science-based management to sustain country’s fisheries production

Dr. Lilian Garcia, executive director of the Department of Agriculture-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (DA-NFRDI), underscored the vital role played by the National Stock Assessment Program (NSAP) in contributing to the higher-level science-based management and policy formulation to sustain the country’s fisheries production. “The potential of our waters is huge if managed properly and continue reading : High-level science-based management to sustain country’s fisheries production

NFRDI’s first Ornamental Fish Summit to address future prospects of Phl fishkeeping

Sept 21, 2022 — Ornamental fish enthusiasts and stakeholders gather for the first-ever Ornamental Fish Summit (OFS) to discuss challenges and future prospects of the freshwater ornamental fish industry in the Philippines. Organized by the Department of Agriculture-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (DA-NFRDI), the summit will be live streamed starting at 9:00 in the continue reading : NFRDI’s first Ornamental Fish Summit to address future prospects of Phl fishkeeping

Improved hatchery and nursery protocols to ensure continuous tilapia and bangus supply

To address inefficient and low production of tilapia and bangus fry and fingerlings through refinement of site-specific protocols for seed production, the DA-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI), through the Freshwater Fisheries Research and Development Center (FFRDC), implemented enhanced fingerling production projects on the two commodities in Quezon, Laguna, and Batangas Provinces. Funded by continue reading : Improved hatchery and nursery protocols to ensure continuous tilapia and bangus supply

NFRDI’s video and poster contests advocate reducing food loss and waste in fishery

To promote the importance of reducing food loss and waste in the entire fishery value-chain, the Department of Agriculture-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (DA-NFRDI) organized a campaign video and poster-making contests. Carrying the theme “Realizing a Self-Sufficient and Sustainable Nation: Reducing Food Loss and Waste in Fisheries Value Chain,” the campaign aims to build continue reading : NFRDI’s video and poster contests advocate reducing food loss and waste in fishery

Fast-growing tilapia harvested after using NFRDI technology

Through the Department of Agriculture-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute’s (DA-NFRDI) technology demonstration on tilapia culture that highlights the use of quality strains and extruded floating feeds (EEF), tilapia can be harvested within three months after reaching its marketable size. On September 6, 2022, a total of 189.5 kilograms of Nile and Red tilapia were continue reading : Fast-growing tilapia harvested after using NFRDI technology

2 NFRDI scientists conferred by Scientific Career System

Scientists from the Department of Agriculture-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (DA-NFRDI) — Dr. Maria Theresa Mutia, chief of the Freshwater Fisheries Research and Development Center; and Dr. Casiano Choresca, Jr.,OIC of the Brackishwater Fisheries Research and Development Center — were conferred Scientist I rank by the Scientific Career System (SCS). The NFRDI scientists, along continue reading : 2 NFRDI scientists conferred by Scientific Career System