DA set to open P57 million worth of aquaculture projects

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
24 July 2007, at 1:00am

THE PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) will open two bangus central hatcheries, three mariculture parks and an array of aquaculture projects worth a total of P57 million.

They will hopefully allow the fisheries sector to remain as a major growth driver for Philippine agriculture.

Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap said the projects to be launched over the next two months include three mariculture parks worth P5 million each in Sagnay in Camarines Sur, Calapan in Oriental Mindoro and Puerto Princesa in Palawan; a P6-million seaweed processing plant and a P100,000 seaweed nursery, both in Parang, Maguindanao.

Source: ABS-CBN