Monitor fishery industry, agriculturist told-A A +A
Sunday, June 5, 2011
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – As directed by La Union Governor Manuel Ortega, Provincial Agriculturist Imelda Sannadan has been closely monitoring the fishery industry in the province.
She was also tasked to make recommendation as to how the Provincial Government can help local fish farmers sustain their production amid the various threats.
Provincial Information and Tourism Officer Adamor Dagang, this was the governor’s reaction to prevent the fish farm calamity that has affected the neighboring province of Pangasinan and Taal, Batangas.
Governor Ortega further instructed the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) to immediately coordinate with city and municipal agriculturists and identify if there are any impending threats, which might affect several fishpen operators in La Union.
Dagang said there were no fish kill incidents to date in the province.
Meanwhile, the governor has called on the mayors to remind their respective market supervisors to be extra vigilant against the entry of double dead fishes particularly bangus (milk fish) in their public markets.
"The inherent duty of local government units is to protect their constituents against abusive individuals and posing health risks to the people," Ortega said.