The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) announced that they have introduced innovations in conducting fishery livelihood trainings through online platform or E-learning specifically for the Training on Tilapia Culture and Management.
Tilapia culture in many parts of the country promised opportunities for improvement of the rural economy. In the Philippines, tilapia is the second most important fish species that is farmed to improve food security and alleviate poverty.
In a press release, BFAR regional office based in Calapan City said that they continuously trained fisherfolks and other interested groups and individuals in an effort to help uplift their lives and socio-economic conditions by engaging into fishery-related livelihood endeavors.
“Ang BFAR-MIMAROPA Region sa pangunguna ng Regional Fisheries Training and Fisherfolk Coordination Division (RFTFCD) ay patuloy na magbabahagi ng kaalaman ukol sa pagpapalago ng kabuhayan sa palaisdaan at iba pang uri ng pangkabuhayan na may kinalaman sa yamang tubig sa pamamagitan ng “online/ E-learning” the statement said.
They explained that this innovation is in accordance with the recently issued Executive Orders and guidelines that prohibits public gathering in a bid to contain and prevent the spread of coronavirus disease COVID-19.
“Ito ay bilang pagtugon sa Executive Order No.112 s.2020 at ang IATF Omnibus Guidelines kung saan hindi pinahihintulutan ang pagsasagawa ng maramihang pagtitipon,” BFAR further explained.
Interested participants should be a resident of either of the five provinces, including component city/cities and highly urbanized city/cities in Mimaropa region, including the Province of Palawan and Puerto Princesa City. He/she should have high-speed or reliable internet connections. The participants will fill in a form as a process of registering to the training and he/she should be included in a group with 30 individuals before an online training will commenced/ proceed.
The training usually starts at 9am, and the link will be send by RFTFCF to the participants email, an hour before the training.
The training will be handled by BFAR MIMAROPA through its Training Unit under RFTFCD in cooperation with the Regional Fisheries Information Management Center (RFIMC).