Southern Luzon State University, in cooperation with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and the Local Government Unit of Alabat, Quezon conducted a ground-breaking for the legislated multi-species hatchery in Alabat, Quezon.
The multi-species hatchery was sponsored by Congresswoman Angelina “Helen” Tan of the fourth district through RA 10949, otherwise known as “An Act Establishing a Multi-Species Marine Hatchery in the Municipality of Alabat, Province of Quezon and Appropriating Funds Therefor.”
According to Congresswoman Tan, she authored the law for the multi-species hatchery in order to assure that it gets funding from the General Appropriation Act every year, which will in turn ensure its sustainability.
After the ground-breaking ceremony, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between Dr. Doracie B. Zoleta-Nantes; BFAR Regional Director Sammy Malvar; and Hon. Fernando L. Mesa, municipal mayor of Alabat, Quezon. The program was facilitated by Dr. Jobert Lomboy, Director of the Alabat Campus.
Article By: Amiel Jansen Demetrial