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The Asian Fisheries Academy

Sharleen Tomobe
August 18, 2009
GPF Philippines

Dagupan City, Philippines - The Asian Fisheries Academy (AFA) is a training facility of the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) which was formally inaugurated in February 2008. The facility covers a 24-hectare site at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) center in Bonuan Binloc.

Former Speaker of the House, Jose de Venecia Jr., made possible the construction of the 45-million peso facility to support the aquaculture industry in the country, giving 30 million pesos from his Countrywide Development Fund (CDF) to the project.

A memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the Harvest of Hope Project was signed on July 31, 2009 between the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) and the Global Peace Festival Foundation (GPFF) whereby 240 people from Mindanao will be given an opportunity to learn fisheries skills, technology and peace education from August to December 2009. 

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