Artificial reefs go a long way in saving the sea
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Artificial reef projects are being expand in areas of Brgy. Damilisan, Brgy. Lanutan, and Brgy. Gines-Calampitao in Miagao, Iloilo to save its marine ecosystem. Using a P384,000 budget, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 6 initiated the first artificial reef project in 2011 at Damilisan village. “The establishment of the project was completed in the year 2013, with the deployment of 250 jackstone-type artificial reefs in Damilisan,” said Eden Nequia, agricultural technologist of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist-Fisheries in Miagao.
Kilayko, P. S., Pagador, J. R., & Rios, D. (2017, December 11). Artificial reefs go a long way in saving the sea. The Daily Guardian, pp. 4, 11.
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Artificial reefs; Marine environment; Calcium carbonates; Sanctuaries; Protected areas; Marine parks; Fishing; Fishers; Floating cages; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Bantay Dagat; Damilisan Fisherfolks Association; Lanutan Fisherfolks Association; Nequia, Eden; Noble, Noel; Nobleza, Eddie; Faelmarin, Bonifacio; Santisteban, Arnulfo; Flores, Gabriel
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