Fishpond summit slated in Dagupan on May 29

May 16, 2012 9:45 pm 

DAGUPAN CITY, May 16 — The Fishpond Owners and Fishermen's Association of Dagupan Inc. (FOFADCI) will hold a first of its kind Fishpond Summit on May 29 at CSI Stadia here to discuss problems and find solutions to problems besetting the local fishpond industry.

Ramon Santillan, FOFADCI secretary-general, said the summit will be attended not only by their members but other stakeholders to clearly identify common problems and find solutions with help from government agencies.

Invited among others as resource speakers during the summit are Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Director Nestor Domenden and Dr. Westly Rosario, chief of the National Integrated Fisheries and Technology Development Center based in this city.

Invited to keynote the summit is Vice Mayor Belen Fernandez, a new member of FOFADCI being a fishpond owner herself.

Fernandez said she welcomes the holding of the summit in view of the need to bind all the fishpond owners of Dagupan in the light of various threats facing the fishpond industry.

There is a need for the fishpond owners and fishermen to put up a common solid front to ensure their survival in view of the various external threats posed by many factors, including continued influx into Dagupan and Pangasinan of 'alien' bangus masquerading as Bonuan bangus.

It is the fishponds of Dagupan that produce the Bonuan bangus which is dubbed as the tastiest of its kind all over the world. (PNA) DCT/LAM/LVM/rma

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