THERE’S a new activity at the one of the Hundred Islands. Try Fishyalan.
It is a tour of the 12.43 hectares of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Satellite Center or Multi-species Marine Fish Broodstock Center located in one of 123 islands, the Cariaz Island.
It’s an opportunity to view the breeders of different species of high value fish, e.g. 1,000 pieces of malaga, 500 pampano and 700 snapper inside floating cages in the island named after Mang Cariaz, the dedicated overseer of the center.
The move to open the breeding center for visitors came after the signing of agreement between BFAR and the Protected Management Board of Alaminos City government to increase its area from 3.3 hectares to12.43 hectares for Bloodstock Center.
Cariaz Island is located at the back of Governor’s Island and one of the 123 island when it is low tide.
Though the Broodstock center is now open for tourists, fishing is strictly prohibited. (Nora Dominguez)