Huge Lapu-Lapu Found in Maguindanao Town Dubbed as Fishing Capital
A huge lapu-lapu found in Datu Blah Sinsuat proved that the town is the fishing capital of Maguindanao province.
Nowadays, numerous environmental groups and organization are imposing stricter policy to protect the environment from any form of pollution that could cause harm or imbalance in the globe.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources is one of the agencies implementing those policies to protect marine life. The agency prohibit several activities in the ocean, which may cause imbalance and disorder.
On Monday (December 6, 2021), the local residents of Datu Blah Sinsuat town in Maguindanao found a giant Lapu-Lapu or grouper. The new catch proves that the town become the new off-shore fishing capital of the province.
According to the local officials and merchants in the two, the large grouper is a common catch in the town, which were usually sold for P1, 000 at a local market. The price could even reach P2, 000 if sold in Cotabato City.
Most fisherfolk in the town sell their catch in Cotabato City. The large lapu-lapu found in Maguindanao is weighing 9.8 kilograms, which is very unusual for the regular grouper that we can found in the markets.
Illegal fishing practices including use of dynamite, cyanide and fine-meshed nets are prohibited in the coastal area of Datu Blah Sinsuat.
He Philippine Navy’s 5th Marine Battalion, municipal police and the office of Mayor Marshall Sinsuat are strictly implementing the environmental rules and regulations in the area to protect the sea.
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