120, 000 tilapia fingerlings dispersed

February 24, 2014 at 2:59 am Leave a comment


LINGAYEN—The provincial government through the Provincial Agriculturist Office has dispersed a total of 40, 000 tilapia fingerlings in six communal waters of Malasiqui town as part of the province’s fish dispersal program to enhance fish production and help marginal fisherfolks.
OIC Provincial Agriculturist Dalisay Moya said the fingerlings dispersal is the first dispersal activity for 2014 where the municipalities of Malasiqui, Bolinao and Balungao were the first recipients.
Moya said the three municipalities were allocated with 40, 000 tilapia fingerlings each completing the 120, 000 fingerlings set for dispersal from February 19 to 21.
The first set of fingerlings were dispersed at the Caoayan Bogtong Creek in Barangay Bogtong (7, 000 tilapia fingerlings), Boler Creek in Brgy. Malimpuec ( 7, 000 ), Inglero Creek, Brgy. Allaga (6, 000), Palong River in Brgy. Palong (7, 000), Goliman River in Brgy. Goliman (6, 000) and Ayusan Creek in Brgy. Waig (7, 000) for a total of 40, 000.
Malasiqui Mayor Armando Domantay, who joined the dispersal team, thanked Gov. Amado T. Espino for granting his request of tilapia fingerlings for the communal bodies of water in Malasiqui town.
He said the activity was a great help to marginal fisherfolks in his town and avoid depletion of fish even as he urged the people to avoid electro fishing or using poisonous or obnoxious substances to protect marine life.
In Bolinao, four communal waters were seeded with 40, 000 tilapia fingerlings. These were Zaragosa Creek in Brgy. Zaragosa (6, 000 fingerlings), Samang Creek in Brgy. Samang Norte (13, 000), Zobran Dam in Brgy. Luna (13, 000) and Alimbuyao Creek in Brgy. Luciente (8, 000).
Balungao town also received 40, 000 tilapia fingerlings at the Masa Florenda Small Water Impounding Project (SWIP) in Brgy. San Andres (12, 000 fingerlings), Alocoy SWIP in Brgy. Esmeralda (12, 000), Mabini SWIP in Brgy. Mabini (8, 000) and Catilaongan SWIP in Brgy. Kita-Kita (8, 000).
The fingerlings dispersed in Malasiqui came from Sta. Barbara fish farm.while the fingerlings for Bolinao came from Libsong fish farm in Lingayen and the ones for Balungao came from San Quintin Fish Hatchery all managed by the provincial government.
Since 1972, the provincial government has dispersed a total of 3.22 million tilapia fingerlings in 123 communal bodies of water with fingerlings augmentation from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

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