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Multi-Species Fish Hatchery To Be Completed

PHILIPPINES - A multi-species fish hatchery started in February last year in barangay Zabali, Baler, Aurora will be completed this March. Species cultured in this hatchery include milkfish, seabass, tilapia, pompano and abalone.

The hatchery is located about 100 m away from Port Cemento and 10 km from Baler town. It is accessible by all types of land vehicles and by boat.

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR ) Region III director Remedios Ongtangco said the project shall focus mainly on the operation of the fish hatchery which includes the management of broodstock and the delivery of the fries to available nurseries for growing into fingerlings.

The hatchery is expected to yield 40 million fries per year of various species. As for the 21-day old milkfish, harvest is expected to be four million fries per run or per stocking.

the Fish Site Editor

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