Catanduanes’ mangrove crab industry gets boost from PRDP
The Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Philippine Rural Development Project in Bicol (PRDP-Bicol) granted interventions to the municipality of Panganiban in Catanduanes to boost the latter’s mangrove crab industry.
Being a major source of “King” type crablets, Panganiban, Catanduanes aims to become the province’s crab capital by translating its local crab industry into a booming business enterprise.
As part of the P6.78-million worth Mangrove Crab Production and Marketing Enterprise of PRDP, PRDP Deputy Project Director Shandy Hubilla recently led the delivery of 40 casco boats to the Panganiban Fisherfolk Association, Inc. (PFA).
“This project is yours. It is your pride to exert efforts toward becoming the capital of this delicious mangrove crab,” Hubilla said, claiming that the crablet in Panganiban locally known as “kinis” is the tastiest crab he ever tried.
He further encouraged the association to work together for the sustainability of the enterprise subproject.
The Mangrove Crab Production and Marketing Enterprise is one of the four enterprise subprojects in Catanduanes funded under PRDP.