Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Prov’l Gov’t distributes 110,000 species of hybrid tilapia

More communal bodies of water in the province thrives with hybrid tilapia breeders as the provincial government, through its Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, continued its fish dispersal, this time, to the towns of Calasiao, Sta. Barbara, Mapandan and cities of San Carlos and Urdaneta last April 7 and 12. Earlier, a total of 70,000 fingerlings were distributed to the towns of Mangatarem and Alcala. Photos show the turnover and actual dispersal of the latest strain of tilapia to the town of Calasiao (left photo) and cities of San Carlos (center photo) and Urdaneta (right photo). The breed of tilapia called improved GET-EXCEL (Genetically Enhanced Tilapia-Excellent) and BEST (Brackish Water Enhanced Saline Tilapia) were sourced from the provincial fish farms in San Quintin and Lingayen which undergone rehabilitation and upgrading to spawn millions of fingerlings and sustain the Food Security Program of Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. Present during the turnover were OPAG Lab Inspector Raymund Cacayurin ; Ms. Ailene Mesina, wife of Longos Brgy. Capt. Mahadeva Das Mesina; Libsong Farm Foreman Adolfo Quirante; Calasiao Agriculture Office Staff Eliodoro Joves; Estrellita Cabansag , OIC-City Agriculturist of San Carlos; OPAG Dist. Coordinator Aurelia Cariaga; Brgy. Cabuluan Kgwd. Alfredo Balberte and LGU of Urdaneta Staff Peter Dominic Bergonio II. (OPAG photo)

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