|Research and Development. The Lucena Fish Port Complex and Sual Fish Port both assisted the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute to locate various respondents such as fishers, brokers, traders, retailers, and fishing company owners on September 1 - 4, and September 29 - October 2, respectively.|
As part of the research and development efforts of the government to further understand the needs of the stakeholders in the fishery sector, the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) sought the assistance of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority, particularly the Sual Fish Port (SFP) and Lucena Fish Port Complex (LFPC) for their current study --- Assessment of Fisheries Post-Harvest Losses in the Philippines.
The LFPC and SFP both assisted the NFRDI to locate various respondents such as fishers, brokers, traders, retailers, and fishing company owners on September 1 - 4, and September 29 - October 2, respectively.
The NFRDI visited selected areas in the Philippines to determine and quantify post-harvest losses in economically important fishery commodities in all areas of fishery supply chain such as catching, landing, transport, and trading.
The NFRDI is the lead agency for fisheries research and development in the country under the Department of Agriculture.
According to NFRDI website, the agency emphasizes the integral role of fisheries research in the development, management, conservation and protection of the country’s fisheries and aquatic resources.
(Public Information Division with reports and photos from PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex and Sual Fish Port)