Kapiz shell industry being revived
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The country's kapiz (window pane oyster) shell industry, which dwindled to near extinction in recent years owing to overexploitation of this mollusk, is well on its way to being revived. Spearheading the move is the government-hosted, Tigbauan, Iloilo-based Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC AQD). "The transplantation of Placuna (window pane oyster) breeding stock has resulted in the appearance of new recruits in the depleted beds along Panay Gulf," reported SEAFDEC AQD research officials Dan Baliao, Wilfredo Yap, and Miguel de los Santos.
Fernandez, R. A. (2002, July 7). Kapiz shell industry being revived. The Philippine Star, p. B-4.
- The Philippine Star