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30 FRESHWATER AQUACULTURE TRAINERS GRADUATE FROM VILLAR SIPAG – VILLAR

Another batch of trainers graduate from the Freshwater Aquaculture Training course and will be fielded to teach farmers and fisherfolks in the different parts of the country. Senator Cynthia Villar, director of the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG), congratulated the 30 graduates who came from the National Capital Region, Cavite, […]

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PROMOTE INLAND AQUACULTURE TO ADDRESS DECREASING FISH STOCKS – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar has expressed concern over the apparent decreasing fish stocks through the years in the face of various challenges, including wide-scale illegal fishing and ocean pollution from the indiscriminate dumping of plastics. Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, noted that from 70 percent wild catch and 30 percent aquaculture, […]

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CREATE MORE AQUACULTURE FACILITIES TO INCREASE FOOD SUPPLY – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar has marked the creation of more aquaculture facilities as a legislative priority, saying marine hatcheries, fish ports, training and research facilities are needed to help address fish shortage and shore up food supply in the country. “Building of more facilities to improve our fish farming capabilities is one of the long-term solutions […]

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FRESHWATER FISH FARMERS NEED GOVERNMENT AID – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar has stressed the urgent need for government to do so much more to improve the country’s aquaculture sector and boost the production and income of fresh water fish farmers. Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, noted that the volume of total fisheries production went down to around 1 […]