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Fisheries Biotechnology Center

The establishment of the Agricultural Biotechnology Center (ABC) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in the Philippines in response to Administrative Order (AO) 21 series of 2005 lead to the creation of the three centers; the crops, livestock and fisheries biotechnology centers. The Fisheries Biotechnology Center (FBC) envisioned as lead center in all fisheries biotechnology - related endeavors pursuing in the development and management of fisheries and aquatic resources in the Philippines. Its mission is to develop strong linkages/collaborations among fisheries biotechnology stakeholders towards the promotion, enhancement and improvement of fisheries biotechnology in the Philippines. One of the activities of the center is the preliminary inventory of fisheries biotechnology researches in the country. Several inter agency meetings were conducted to come up with the 1st fisheries biotechnology national workshop - to formulate action plan for biotechnology for fisheries in the Philippines. FBC is presently stationed at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources - National Freshwater Fisheries Technology Center (BFAR-NFFTC), Central Luzon State University Compound, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.