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To commemorate the thriving fisheries sector in the country, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) joins the nation in celebrating the 58th Fish Conservation Week with the theme “Pangisdaang Likas-kaya, Bunga’y Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita”.

This week-long event is conducted every third week of September as part of the yearly observance of the Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month (MANA Mo). 

MANA Mo was built under the Presidential Proclamation No. 316 series of 2017 to harmonize, integrate, and synchronize programs and activities that will raise the level of national consciousness on maritime and archipelagic issues and concerns.

During the opening ceremony of the 58th Fish Conservation Week on September 13, Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said that this celebration aims to give highlights on the importance of sustainable fisheries management and development in achieving abundance for the Filipino fisherfolk whose livelihood depends on the integrity of the oceans and its resources. 

As the government’s private arm towards achieving a sustainable fisheries industry, the PFDA will continue to stay true to its mandate of promoting the industry’s development. The agency will continue to provide post-harvest infrastructure facilities and essential services that can help improve efficiency in the handling and distribution of fish and fishery products and enhance their quality.

To access and be part of the activities from all the participating agencies in the month-long celebration of MANA Mo, visit their website at .

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division; program banner courtesy of the MANA Mo website)