High-value fish show at Pangasinan’s ‘Fish-syalan”
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has opened its broodstock development center at Cariaz Island in the Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) for eco-tourism and dubbed it “Fish-syalan.”
The Philippine Star reported that the development center is where people can see pompano and grouper that weigh up to two kilos each.
Martin Allayban, head of BFAR Cariaz Island broodstock development center, was quoted in the report as saying that the fish in the center are not seen in even in the public markets because they are high-value species.
Other fish species in the center are malaga, abalone, snapper, and seaweeds.
The fish, which weigh up to two kilos, were bought at 250 grams only and were placed in fish cages for up to six years to grow.