BACOLOD

Capitol disperses 100,000 blue swimming crabs to fisherfolks

THE Negros Occidental provincial government through the Fisheries Division of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) dispersed about 100,152 Blue Swimming Crab (BSC) instars to five fisherfolk associations in Barangay Sang Juan at Sipaway Island, San Carlos City, Thursday.

The OPA conducted a seminar to Purok Talisay Association, Pitogo Sipaway San Juan Fisherfolks Association, Sipaway Fisherfolks Association, Barangay San Juan Sipaway Fishpond, and Barangay Hall Coastal Sipaway before conducting the reseeding of blue swimming crab instars in the coastal waters of San Carlos.

To date, the OPA was able to conduct reseeding of BSC to forty barangays and is intensifying its campaign against the catching of berried crabs or “bukaka” that carry masses of eggs, as well as undersized and soft-shelled crabs.

The propagation of blue swimming crabs is one of the governor’s initiatives to augment the diminishing stocks of blue swimming crabs in the coastal areas of the province and provide fishermen with more than enough harvest.(PR)


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