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Ex-politician finds pot of gold

PHILIPPINES - From his humble beginnings as a provincial board member of Bulacan, Teofilo &quot;Jun&quot; Rivera is now known as &quot;Mr. Vannamei,&quot; a nickname made popular by the species of prawn he produces which he described as a &quot;pot of gold.&quot; </b> <br><br> Rivera became famous in his effort to raise the Pacific white shrimp Penaeus vannamei in his eight-hectare fishpond farm in Cabangan, Zambales two years ago. <br><br> His efforts paid off. Now he is the president of the White Shrimp Growers Association, a Luzon-wide group with 33 accredited P. vannamei growers. <br><br> He said his income from raising the P. vannamei shrimp species grew four times bigger than his previous efforts in raising tilapia and bangus. <br><br> <i>Source: PhilStar</i>

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