The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) Regional Office IX through the Fisheries Production and Support Services Division (FPSSD), Regional Fisheries Training and Fisherfolk Coordination Division (RFTFCD) and the Provincial Fishery Office of Zamboanga del Sur, in collaboration with the Local Government Units of Vincenzo Sagun and Dimataling in Zamboanga del Sur conducted a two-day training program which was centered on “Solar Salt Production Technology,” with a specific emphasis on implementing “Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)” and “Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP)” and equipped the Fisherfolk Organizations from said municipalities with the necessary skills and knowledge in salt production. The activities was held on August 22-23 at Ambulon, V. Sagun and on August 24-25 at Sumpot, Dimataling.

The Development of Salt Industry Project (DSIP) dubbed as Oplan Asin was introduced to the Ambulon Fisherfolk Association and Sumpot Farmers Association from Vincenzo Sagun and Dimataling, Zamboanga del Sur, who served as participants. During the training, lectures and practical technology demonstrations were conducted which covered aspects on the overview of the SALT Industry in the Philippines; Insights into the ASIN Law; In-depth exploration of Salt Production Technology; Guidelines for implementing Good Manufacturing Practices, Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures, and Safety Standards in Salt Production; Proper methods for handling and storing salt; Economic Analysis of Salt Production; Live demonstrations encompassing Site Preparation, Fabrication of Salt Bed Drying Platforms, Seawater Filling, Harvesting, and the proficient Storage and Packaging of Sea Salt.