Red tilapia harvest and fingerling stocking in the highlands of Cordillera

DA-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Cordillera Administrative Region (BFAR-CAR) conducted its third harvest field day of red tilapia cultured in cages on 13 July 2022 in Cagubatan, Tadian, Mountain Province. As part of the event, it also highlighted the stocking of 6,211 red tilapia fingerlings in fishponds for the fourth and last trial on 14 July 2022 in Sagada, Mountain Province.

The said activities are part of the project titled, Performance Evaluation of Red Tilapia in Ponds and Cages aimed to adopt the protocol on the grow out culture for optimum growth of red tilapia. The DA-BAR-funded technology makes use of a cross of Oreochromis niloticus and Oreochromis mossambicus strains in freshwater ponds and cages.

Both events were successfully attended by local government unit representatives, project cooperators, adopters, other interested fisherfolk, and women groups like the Tadian Farmers, Fisherfolk and Irrigators Multipurpose Cooperative and the Mountain Province Farmer's Fisherfolk and Loach Throng.