Ciguatera fish poisoning: Do reef fishes or “isdang bato” really contain toxins?

Ciguatera fish poisoning is a threat to public health and fish trade of commercially important reef fishes. Thus, scientists from the Department of Agriculture – National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (DA-NFRDI) explored whether our reef fishes (commonly called isdang bato) contain toxins. What is Ciguatera fish poisoning? It is a form of poisoning primarily continue reading : Ciguatera fish poisoning: Do reef fishes or “isdang bato” really contain toxins?

Low-cost formulated feed may increase body weight and survival rate of Milkfish and Tilapia

A new feed formulation for milkfish and tilapia was developed through a collaborative project of NFRDI, BFAR and SEAFDEC. Initial results of the formulated diet tend to promise a lowered production cost in aquaculture and increased profits for small-scale fish farmers. The collaborative project, called Aquafeed Research, Development and Extension Project or ARDEP, finished two continue reading : Low-cost formulated feed may increase body weight and survival rate of Milkfish and Tilapia

Virtual Workshop for Developing Training Modules Held

The National Fisheries Research and Development Institute’s Training Division (NFRDI-TD) has recently conducted a successful virtual workshop on Developing Modules for NFRDI Trainings last June 25-26 and 29. The activity was attended by personnel of NFRDI, BFAR- National Freshwater Fisheries Technology Center (BFAR-NFFTC) in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, and BFAR-Batangas Inland Fisheries Technology Outreach Station (BFAR-BIFTOS) continue reading : Virtual Workshop for Developing Training Modules Held

Online Training-Workshop on Video and Audio Production for NFRDI Personnel Successfully Concluded

The first-ever Online or Virtual Training-Workshop on Video and Audio Production for DA-NFRDI staff was successfully concluded last June 15. The 23 participants from the different divisions and stations/centers of NFRDI lauded the Training Division (TD) and the resource speaker, Mr. Louie D. Amongo, for providing them with the needed knowledge and skills that are continue reading : Online Training-Workshop on Video and Audio Production for NFRDI Personnel Successfully Concluded

Refocused Projects as DA-NFRDI’s Response to COVID-19

The Department of Agriculture-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (DA-NFRDI) implements its FY 2020 refocused projects in line with the directives of DA Secretary Dr. William D. Dar. This step is towards the enhancement and expansion of aquaculture practices in the Philippines which aims to increase fisheries productivity, competitiveness, and profitability while ensuring sufficiency of continue reading : Refocused Projects as DA-NFRDI’s Response to COVID-19

Technology on the use of Bigger Size Milkfish Fingerlings and Floating Feeds Promoted to Quezon Province’s fisherfolks.

The DA-NFRDI, in cooperation with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Region IVA (BFARIVA), had promoted the technology on the use of bigger size milkfish fingerlings and extruded floatingfeeds to fisherfolk at Brgy. Walay, Padre Burgos, Quezon Province, on August 6, 2020. The collaborativeR&D project between the agencies aims to determine the growth and survival continue reading : Technology on the use of Bigger Size Milkfish Fingerlings and Floating Feeds Promoted to Quezon Province’s fisherfolks.

20 cooperators from Ilaya and Lemery, Batangas awarded with Material Inputs as NFRDI’s Technology Promotion of Maliputo

Ten cooperators from Sambal Ilaya and another ten from Wawa Ibaba, Lemery, were awarded materialinputs as NFRDI’s partner in its technology promotion project on July 30, 2020. Each cooperator receiveda set of materials for cage operation, including polyethylene nets, polyethylene rope, bamboo, nylontwine, floaters (containers), and a solar lamp.The awarding was a part of the continue reading : 20 cooperators from Ilaya and Lemery, Batangas awarded with Material Inputs as NFRDI’s Technology Promotion of Maliputo

FiSearch Now Available

The Department of Agriculture – National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (DA-NFRDI) is happy to announce the publication of its official newsletter, FiSearch, coined from Fisheries Research.  The current issue was conceived and produced while the Information and Education Section staff of NFRDI’s Training Division are on Work-from-Home scheme due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine, continue reading : FiSearch Now Available