Fisheries biotech center to rise in Muñoz, N. Ecija

A FISHERIES biotechnology center will be set up in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija on the campus of Central Luzon State University (CLSU), the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.

The DA and CLSU signed a memorandum of agreement to build the facility on a seven-hectare site.

It is expected to provide a “conducive environment for the conduct of fisheries biotechnology research and development and other related activities,” the DA said in a statement over the weekend.

Institutions are typically tapped to house major biotechnology facilities. The Philippine Carabao Center hosts the Livestock Biotechnology Center and Philippine Rice Research Institute hosts the Crops Biotechnology Center.

All three centers aim to provide research opportunities, allowing a collaborative avenue across the entire agriculture sector.

“This (center) will also benefit the university’s students in terms of providing them with training opportunities,” CLSU President Edgar A. Orden added. — Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson