PHILIPPINES - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and major players of the fisheries industry convened recently for a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on the value-adding of fishery by-products in Zamboanga City.
This initial FGD focused on exploring viable R&D collaboration options with the industry and establishing a solid and meaningful network relationship between the government, the academe and the fisheries industry.
The group centered on market-driven R&D in the regions to solve local industry problems and prioritizing by-products of the tuna and sardines processing industry for value adding.
Attending the FGD were owners and plant managers of Seacoast Top Choice Food Corporation, Bigfish Foods Corporation, Universal Canning Incorporated, PERMEX Producer and Exporter Corporation and Mega Fishing Corporation.
Source: The Manila Times
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