High-value seafood hatcheries to be set up in Surigao Norte, S. Kudarat
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources will set up marine hatcheries in Surigao del Norte and Sultan Kudarat in order to propagate high-value fish and other seafood.
The go-signal came with the signing into law by President Aquino last May 19 of Republic Act Numbers 10825 and 10826 setting up marine hatcheries in Surigao City and Del Carmen in Surigao del Norte and in Kalamansig in Sultan Kudarat.
The hatcheries will propagate groupers, prawns, lobsters crabs, inland fish, and other high-valued marine species.
Under the new laws, BFAR will supervise the construction of the hatcheries, then turn them over to the local governments after two years.
Funding will come initially from the Department of Agriculture.