Friday, October 7, 2022

BFAR Repopulates Bataan River With Tilapia Fingerlings


BFAR Repopulates Bataan River With Tilapia Fingerlings


How do you feel about this story?


The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Luzon (BFAR-3) on Monday released around 80,000 tilapia fingerlings in Almacen River in Hermosa town, Bataan province as part of its continuing effort to revitalize the aquaculture industry.

The dispersal activity aims to repopulate the rivers and lakes in the region with tilapia through the Balik Sigla sa Ilog at Lawa (BASIL) program.

Bataan Provincial Fisheries Officer Harlyn Recabar-Purzuelo and BFAR-3 BASIL focal person Al Dimaquibo led the dispersal of the fingerlings from the Technology Outreach Station for Freshwater (TOSFW) species in Castillejos, Zambales province.

BFAR-3 Regional Director Wilfredo Cruz, in an interview, said the dispersal seeks to increase productivity and eventually improve the living condition of fisherfolk in the province.

“This will help improve the productivity and sustainability of the lives of the fisherfolk in Hermosa town,” he said.

He said the chance of survival of the released fish is high given the quality of water in the river.

Cruz urged the fisherfolk to observe safe, proper, and environment-friendly fishing practices to ensure that the benefits of water resources are maximized.

“This is through the appropriate use of gears, non-use of harmful fishing methods, and venturing into possible ways of processing the fish catch,” he said.

Launched in 2017, the BASIL is a five-year project that aims to rehabilitate major inland bodies of water in the country.

It targets to disperse at least 210 million fingerlings nationwide in major lakes and river basins. (PNA)

Latest News


The Talk

More Stories

Eastern Samar Sets Service Caravans In 45 Remote Villages

The provincial government in Eastern Samar launched a service caravan in different remote villages to give basic goods to indigent families.

BFAR Rolls Out ‘Oplan Isda’ To Link Producers, Consumers

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Ilocos Norte started the 'Oplan Isda' to help both fishermen and consumers.

Iloilo City Aims To Become Country’s Arts Center

The city government of Iloilo wanted to enrich its local talents and preserve Ilonggo culture as a way to make the city an art scene of the country.

Crying Out For ELYU? Here Are 8 Restaurants In La Union That You Should Try

If you are planning to go on a trip to La Union, here are the restaurants that you never want to miss when you visit!

10 Filipina Volleyball Players Who Can Slay As Beauty Queens

Athletes are slowly becoming like celebrities, but have you ever thought about what would happen if these athletes turned into beauty queens?