Zambales town fisherfolk target 35 tons of crabs in 6 months
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) released 2.5 million larvae of blue swimming crabs at the Bancal River in Botolan town in Zambales to help fisherfolks in the area.
The agency said it hoped fisherfolk would be able to harvest no less than 35 tons of the crab species after six months once the crabs were grown.
According to a Philippine Information Agency report, Botolan Municipal Agriculturist Ramon Dolojan said almost 2,000 fisherfolk were expecting to boost their livelihood source with the blue swimming crabs.
The harvest is expected in March 2022, the official said.
BFAR Regional Director Wilfredo Cruz expressed optimism that the crabs would survive in the coastal waters of Botolan.
In a statement, Botolan Mayor Doris Maniquiz-Jeresano said the BFAR project would help many residents of the town.
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