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Station Profile
Sector : Fisheries

RESEARCH OUTREACH STATION FOR FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT
Guiuan, Eastern Samar

MANDATE

       To generate, adapt and popularize aquaculture, capture and postharvest technologies and resource management information, produce quality germplasm and provide technical assistance for the development of a sustainable fisheries industry in Eastern Visayas.

 

DEVELOPMENT GOAL

       To provide an environment through which the standard of living of our fisherfolk  is improved without compromising the integrity of our fishery resources.

 

FUNCTIONS

       Develop culture, capture and postharvest technologies of priority aquatic species.

       Evaluate results of technology verification trials and identify technology gaps and constraints.

       Undertake resource and ecological assessment of priority bays and provide information for resource management.

       Serve as Farmers Information Technology Services (FITS) outreach site.

       Provide the local government units  through:

         Technical assistance in the on-site R & D projects.

         Technical assistance in the conduct of training program in coordination with the Regional Fisheries Training Center (RFTC) based in Catbalogan, W. Samar.

         Assist in the research commercialization projects.

 

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

A.     Technology Development Program for Commercially-Important Finfishes and      Invertebrates

Objective

       To improve productivity through the development of economically-viable & ecologically-sustainable technologies.

 

Ongoing Researches

v      Stock Assessment of Groupers in Northeastern Coast of Leyte Gulf

v      Technology Adaptation on Hatchery & Nursery Management of Abalone

 

Development Projects

v      Germplasm Collection

         Pearl Oysters (3 spp)

         Grouper (10 spp)

         Lobster (4 spp)

         Giant Clam (4 spp) 

v      Bangus Broodstock Maturation Projects

v      Giant Clam Hatchery

v      Mudcrab Broodstock Development Project

 

B.      Seaweeds Commercialization Program

Objective

       To meet and sustain commercial-scale demand and develop competitive processing technologies.

 

Ongoing Researches

v      Stock assessment of Seaweeds in E. Samar

v      Three Culture Methods of Gracilaria

 

Project Components

v      Research & Development

v      Seed Bank Establishment/Management

v      Seed Multiplication and Distribution

v      Technical Assistance

v      Credit Assistance

v      Marketing

v      Institutional Development

 

C.      Tilapia R & D Program

Objective

v      To increase tilapia production through development and promotion of ecologically-sustainable and cost-effective technologies.

 

                                    R & D on Coastal Resources

v      Objective

      To attain and sustain optimum yield from fishery resources through balanced utilization and conservation.

 

MANPOWER COMPLEMENT

v      Technical Staff                     14

v      Support Staff                         6

 

DEMONSTRATION FARMS/FACILITIES

v      Guiuan Pearl Farm               

v      Bangus Broodstock Maturation Cage

v      Mudcrab Broodstock Pond

v      Tilapia Hatchery

v      Giant Clam Hatchery

v      Lobster Farm

v      Germplasm Collection

v      Integrated Sea Farm

 

OTHER INFORMATION

v      Location                              Brgy. Sto. Nio, Guiuan, Eastern Samar

v      Date Established                   March 1962

v      Station Superintendent         Mr. Reynaldo D. Galan

v      Status of Land Ownership     Donated Under Tax Declaration    

                                                  No.  409001

v      Land Area                            1.67 hectares

v      Water Area                          25 hectares

v      Accessibility                         312 km from Tacloban by land and

92 nautical miles from Tacloban by boat

 

 

            CONTACT PERSONS

                    DIR. JOSE S. GARRIDO, JR.
                    Regional Director
                   
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources - VIII
                    Tacloban City
                    Tel. No. (053) 321 4801
                    Fax No. (053) 321 1732

 

         DIR. LEO P. CAEDA, CESO III
           
Regional Executive Director
            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
 
           Regional Field Unit No. VIII
          
 Tacloban City
            Tel. No. (053) 321-2024
            Fax No. (053) 325-7242

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