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BFAR to lead community-based research on Sta Praxedes’ gamet

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources will conduct a community-based research on the black seaweed known as “gamet” in Santa Praxedes, Cagayan, an official from the agency’s central office said.

BFAR’s Jose Roco Tirasol said the studies will be spearheaded on the regional level and will begin in a few months.

This comes after the University of the Philippines, Tirasol said, “failed” in conducting their research on the iconic “black gold of the sea.”

“Hindi muna tayo aasa sa mataas na mga akademya gaya ng UP na mabigo sa pag-aaral at pagbuhay ng mga nakuhang sample dito at [dahil sa]kanilang hinihingi na kalakihang halaga para bumili ng makinarya sa pagproseso nito… Sisimulan na lang po natin sa bayan ng Santa Praxedes. Tayo-tayo po ay magtutulungan para ito ay ma-develop,” Tirasol said.

BFAR officials were on hand for Santa Praxedes’ 10th Gamet Festival as part of the local government’s partnership with the bureau.

Tirasol said the local research also aims to strengthen and improve the import of Santa Praxedes’ gamet to other countries.

He added that the town’s gamet products will be primarily imported to Japan later on.

The official assured BFAR will continue to provide local gatherers with technical assistance such machines.

“Kung anuman ang meron ang Cagayan Valley na bigay ng BFAR, meron din dapat ang Ilocos Norte. [Ito ay mga] makabagong makinarya [at] teknolohiya,” he said.

“Gaano karami ang naani sa Cagayan Valley, sa Ilocos Norte gaano karami? Sino man ang mas marami, kailangan pong magtulungan. Pare-pareho po tayong Pilipino, magsama-sama at magtulungan,” Tirasol added.

Meanwhile, BFAR 02 Regional Director Milagros Morales reassured Santa Praxedenians of the bureau’s continuous support for the local industry.

“Alam kong ito ay nagaganap dahil sa magandang leaders natin sa at sa magandang samahan at kooperasyon ng lahat ng opisyales sa bayan ng Santa Praxedes. We, at the BFAR, are always here to support the fisheries development of the town of Santa Praxedes,” Morales said. Northernforum.net

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