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Fisheries centers in Leyte, Samar

President Aquino has signed a law allowing the establishment of training, development and product centers in the provinces of Eastern Visayas that would further improve marine agriculture in the area.

Eastern Visayas Map (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

Eastern Visayas Map (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

President Aquino signed Republic Act (RA) No. 10861, or an Act Establishing a Provincial Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Training, Development, and Product Center in each of the provinces of Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Samar and Northern Samar.

It was signed by the President on May 23, 2016.

The Provincial Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Training, Development, and Product Center shall be under the supervision of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of the Department of Agriculture (BFAR-DA).

Under the law, the BFAR is directed to collaborate with, and tap the expertise, resources and facilities of, the state universities and colleges in the aforementioned provinces in the establishment, management and operation of these centers.