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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Zambales protects fish sanctuaries

Iba, Zambales -- There are seven fish sanctuaries in Zambales which are closely monitored by the Provincial Fishery Office because they teem with corals and a variety of fish species. Fishing is also prohibited in these sanctuaries.

The sanctuaries have a total area of 887 hectares. They can be found in San Isidro, Cabangan; Binuclutan, Botolan; the Calanga Reef in San Agustin, Iba; the Locban Macalog Reef in Garret, Palauig; San Salvador, Masinloc; Hermana Menor in Sta Cruz and Sinabacan- Mamalinga Reef in Candelaria.

Provincial Fishery Officer Reynaldo Reoligio also said that the provincial fish hatchery now produces the X-CEL tilapia variety intended for dispersal. The hatchery is now seeded with 87,000 fingerlings. To date, 73 small backyard raisers have received their supply of fingerlings.

There are 22 hectares in Palauig, San Marcelino, San Narciso, Castillejos and Subic which contain tilapia fishponds. Some 36 tilapia growers from Cabangan were also given training in tilapia raising. (PIA)


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