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Capitol to hold 1st aqua-marine fair

| by: Xerxes Alkuino

The Cebu Provincial Government will hold its First Aqua-Marine Products Trade Fair on May 26-30. The Office Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) said this is to mark May as the Month of the Ocean.

Carrying the theme, “Protect Mangroves, Mangroves Protect,” the fair aims to provide venue for product exposure and market linkages. It is also designed to develop fishermen’s entrepreneurial skills and awareness of market demand.

OPA Officer-in-Charge Dr. Roldan Saragena will be inviting the 51 towns and component cities of Cebu to participate in the activity. The participants may set up their booths a day prior to the week-long trade fair.The activity will be held within the Capitol compound.

On May 28, OPA will hold a consultative meeting with fishermen associations. The respective agriculture officers of the local government units are also invited to attend.

For registration, they may contact OPA at 416-5789 or the Cebu Provincial Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force at 254-7756. The interested participants are advised to confirm their participation earlier than May 26.