Baler Multi-species fish hatchery to be completed this month
By Jason de Asis
BALER, Aurora, March 8, 2011-A multi-species fish hatchery that was started last February 2010 at barangay Zabali will be completed this month where the species cultured in this hatchery are milkfish, seabass, tilapia, pompano and abalone.
The hatchery is accessible to all types of land vehicles and by boat andis located about100meters away from Port Cemento and 10 kilometers from Baler town.
Mr. Victor San Pedro, chief of the Provincial Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said that the projectshall focus mainly on the operation of the fish hatchery to include the management of broodstockand the delivery ofthe producedfry toavailable nurseries for growing into fingerlings.
San Pedro said that the hatchery is expected toyield40 million fries peryear of the variousspecies. As for the 21 day old milkfish, harvestis expected to be 4 million fries per run or perstocking. He said that the project was through the effort of Senador Edgardo J. Angara, Congressman Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, Governor Bellaflor-Angara Castillo and Mayor Arthur J. Angara. (Jason de Asis)
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