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Fish Hatchery Developing Aquaculture in Quezon State

25 September 2013, at 1:00am

PHILIPPINES - A fish hatchery that has been created in Unisan town is helping the state of Quezon develop its aquaculture industry.

“The fish hatchery will catalyze the development of aquaculture in Quezon,” said Dr Wesley Rosario, chief of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center based in Dagupan City.

As part of the development of aquaculture in the state, Mr Rosario and his staff were in Unisan last month to train at least 300 fishermen on cage fishing and aquaculture, reports InquirerNews.

The hatchery is now being manned by six fully trained fish technicians and will provide farmers with good quality fingerlings.

Since May, the hatchery had distributed for free more than a million bangus (milkfish) fingerlings to several pioneer fish cage operators in the province.

The provincial government has also been providing free materials for fish cage construction—bamboo poles, nets, monolines, ropes, moorings—and fingerlings to fishermen who want to venture into aquaculture.

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