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Mindanao Development Authority in the Philippines to establish fish center in Davao Oriental by Che Palicte August 31,2020   |  Source: PNA

Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) chairman, Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, said the province of Davao Oriental (DavOr) in the Philippines is set to become one of the 22 recipients of fish centers to be established in Mindanao.

In a statement on Sunday, the agency said Piñol made the announcement during the first-ever Aqua-Fishery Summit on Thursday (August 27). The project is touted to improve the province’s promising aqua-fishery industry.

Completing the value chain for the fishery sector, Piñol said in the statement that it will be connected virtually to each other and to the market which will facilitate better sales and exchanges.

He added that the City of Mati will be the beneficiary of a fish processing plant that the program will fund.

Support packages will also include the provision of ice makers and blast freezers, cold storage, and fish dryers.

In his speech during the summit, Piñol said that considering Davao Oriental’s vast potentials, it has been included in MinDA’s Mindanao Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MinFAD) program, making it one of the key players in the fishery sector along with other coastal provinces in the island of Mindanao.

Gaps, issues, and concerns affecting production and business systems in the local fishery were


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