'Giant lapu-lapu' spawners released into Sarangani Bay
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Sarangani Bay is now the home of five king grouper spawners donated by Finfish Hatcheries Inc., the largest commercial fishing hatchery in the Philippines. Locally known as “lapu-lapu” or “kugtong,” the giant groupers were released into Sarangani Bay from the jetty of the Sarangani Energy Corp's 210-megawatt power plant during the province’s Ocean Month Celebration recently to help replenish the grouper population in the area. According to Genia Genosa, production superintendent for the Sarangani-based Finfish Hatcheries—the first fry hatchery in the Philippines—a giant lapu-lapu’s weight can range from 80 kilograms to more than 100 kilograms.
'Giant lapu-lapu' spawners released into Sarangani Bay. (2017, July 28). Malaya Business Insight, p. A10.
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