The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI R12), together with Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR R12) and PangasiusPhilippines, Inc. (PPI) is conducting the Pangasius Conference 2010 on December 2-3, 2010 at Sun City Complex, General Santos City carrying the theme “Sustainable Pangasius Culture … Healthy Food for Filipino Consumers.”

Now on its third year, the conference focuses on increasing theawareness of Filipino consumers on the quality and nutritional value of locally-produced pangasius and value-added products. There will beexchange of information and knowledge among industry players on important issues in pangasius aquaculture on the first day; and ocular visit of fishpond/cage and support facilities and technology transfer on pangasius value-added follows on the second day.

This annual gathering of pangasius fishpond operators, fish processors, the academe, wholesalers, suppliers and local government units/market administrators is divided into two sessions distributed in two days.

The first day is the Conference Proper while the second day will involve tours to hatchery fishponds, fish cages and support facilities in South Cotabato and General Santos City.

Registration Fee is P1,650 (for live-out guests) and P2,650 (for live-in participants).

For enquiries, please contact the Secretariat at telephone #s (083) 554-2572.