Oyster industry expands on Cagayan coast
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Oysters from the province are becoming bigger and bigger in size, described by Cagayan fisherfolk as too large to “fit into the mouth of a regular gin bottle,” encouraging the BFAR to work to boost the local industry. Oysters used to be found only in the coastal town of Buguey, which has long been known for seafood such as crab and seaweed. From Buguey, the culture of oyster (Crassostrea iredalie) has spread to neighboring town of Santa Teresita and Gonzaga as well as in the eastern coastal towns of Sanchez Mira, Claveria and Pamplona. Director Milagros Morales of the BFAR in Region 2 said Cagayan’s fishermen who used to rely only on their income from fishing are benefiting from the bureau’s oyster projects, enjoying a boost to their regular income
Domingo, L. C. (2016, October 7). Oyster industry expats on Cagayan coast. The Manila Times, p. B5.
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