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July 10, 2014

Philippines

Shrimp Farmers on Mindanao Organize

 

On the southern island of Mindanao, shrimp farms and related business in General Santos City (Gensan) and in nearby Sarangani Province have formed the SARGEN (Sarangani-General Santos) Shrimp Stakeholders Association to boost shrimp production and set industry standards.

 

Roger Rivera, president of the SARGEN, said, “We have an initial 15 members.”  There are at least 200 hectares of shrimp farms in Gensan and Sarangani Province that produce around 3,000 metric tons a year.  The farms pump water from Sarangani Bay, which has a low typhoon risk.

 

Source: The Brunei Times.  Shrimp Producers in Mindanao Form Group.  Bong S. Sarmiento.  July 10, 2014.

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