BFAR-Davao to increase tilapia in Pangi river

ARADO, Jennie (2017) BFAR-Davao to increase tilapia in Pangi river. SunStar.

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THE Matina Pangi River is among the priority bodies of water in Davao Region to be repopulated with tilapia through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources' (BFAR) Balik Sigla sa Ilog at Lawa (Basil) project. At the sidelines of the 54th Fish Conservation Week culmination at BFAR Regional Office last Friday, October 20, BFAR Regional Director Fatma Idris said they are currently looking into increasing the number of tilapias in Matina Pangi River as part of the Basil project which was launched by the Department of Agriculture (DA) early this year. “Basil is a program of Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol to repopulate the fresh water like rivers and lakes. We will add fish. We are currently conducting seeding by putting in tilapia, for example, or whatever are endemic species in the area,” Idris said. She added that about 5,000 tilapia seed had been dispersed in the river although they expect that not all of these are going to survive and about 10 percent are going to die because of various factors present in the river.

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Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 15:03
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