Charoen Pokphand Inc., an agro-industrial company from Thailand, committed to help small aquaculture companies to develop the Pangasius fish culture industry to serve the growing domestic demand for the cream dory-like fish.
Pangasius is a freshwater catfish belonging to the Pangasidae family.
The Trade Department said in a statement it sought the assistance of a technical team from Bataan-based Charoen Pokphand to conduct capacity building trainings for interested stakeholders.
Sattra Sinasathit, an executive of Charoen Pokphand led a team of fishpond operators in a recent visit to the province’s aquaculture centers. He said his company was eager to provide support and assistance for the development of the pangasius industry in the province.
The team visited the Matias Farm in Liyang, Pilar town and David Farms in Dangkol, Balanga City.
Charoen Pokphand also provides assistance and consultancy services to existing and interested Pangasius fishpond operators in the province.
The Trade Department’s regional operations and development group also plans to bring Pangasius culture in Mindanao.