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Zoren Francis A. Echevarria, RFP


“Education is free but it’s not for charity”


Mr. Zoren Francis A. Echivarria was born and raised in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato and finished his college level at Mindanao State University- Maguindanao Campus with the bachelor’s degree in Fisheries.

He’s a former faculty member at the College of Fisheries of the Mindanao State University-Maguindanao, Dalican, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao del Norte for seven years. He was also a Science Research Specialist II at the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute-Fisheries Biotechnology Center at Science City of Monuz, Nueva Ecija for 1 year.

Currently, he’s working as a regular faculty member at the College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences of the Mindanao State University-Main Campus, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. Throughout his career, he gained an intensive experience in research and extension that focuses on the livelihood of the community and the transformative program for a change of the former Bangsamoro combatants, Indigenous people, and Christians in Mindanao.


  • BS BS Fisheries, Mindanao State University-Maguindanao,Dalican Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao del Norte, BARMM, Philippines, 2016
  • MS in Aquaculture, School of Marine and Fisheries Technology, Mindanao State University at Naawan, Misamis Oriental (on-going).


  • Aquaculture, Hatchery management, Fish breeding and Fisheries extension.

Courses Taught

  • Aquaculture
  • Hatchery Management
  • Capture Fisheries
  • Meteorology and Oceanography
  • Fisheries Entrepreneurship
  • Practical Research (Senior High School)

Research Projects

  • “An Assessment of the Ligawasan Marsh Giant Freshwater Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenberjii) Fishery Market, and Seed-stock Production for the Development of the local Aquaculture Industry”. Funding Agency: MOST-BARMM Position: Project Leader (2023-2024)
  • “Population Assessment, Initial Reproductive Performance and Seed Quality of Giant Freshwater Prawn (Macrobracium rosenberjii) Broodstock from Ligawasan Marsh, Philippines” Funding Agency: DOST-NRCP Position: Area Project Leader (2022-2023)
  • “Broodstock Development, Induced Breeding, Larval Rearing and Growth Performance of Native Catfish (Clarias macrocephalus): A reintroduction for Aquaculture in the Philippines” Funding Agency: MOST-BARMM Position: Research Assistant (2021-2022)
  • “Development of Propagation Protocol for Clarias macrocephalus towards Conservation”. Funding Agency: DOST-PCAARRD Position: Project Staff (2020)
  • “Participatory Resource and Socio-economic Assessment (PRSA) of Illana Bay”. Funding Agency: FishCORAl BFAR-ARMM (MAFAR-BARMM) Position: Research Assistant/Staff (2019-2020)