Philippines to address decline of local fisheries through breeding program

Published on
September 23, 2022
Fish drying on racks in the Philippines.

The Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) is developing breeding techniques to revitalize several freshwater fish species native to the Southeast Asian country.

Indigenous freshwater fish species in the Philippines have been on a decline due to overfishing, worsening water quality, siltation, illegal fishing, competition from non-native species, and climate change, and through the new program, DA-BFAR hopes to preserve them and augment the country’s fisheries production ... 

Photo courtesy of Damian Pankowiec/Shutterstock

Contributing Editor reporting from Hanoi, Vietnam

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