Aboitiz food business unit Pilmico Animal Nutrition Corp. recently turned over 1.3 million bangus fry to help Capiz fishermen rebuild their typhoon-depleted fish stocks.
Pilmico’s Aqua Feeds team, in partnership with the Roxas City government and Sagana Agricultural Supply, launched Bangon Capiznon to provide fish farmers in Capiz province the necessary seed stocks and technical support to revive its aquaculture production.
Roxas City, dubbed as the country’s “seafood capital” due to its abundant fish and seafood production, was one of the places severely damaged by Typhoon Ursula that ravaged the country in December 2019.
For farmers engaged in cage operations, their fry allocation will be reared in assigned nurseries and will be distributed to them once their fish reach three to five inches—the suitable size for stocking in cages.
“True to our brand promise of being a Partner for Growth, Pilmico is here to assure our fish farmers that, together, we can recover and revive the aquaculture industry here in Capiz,” said Richard Rafio, category manager for aqua of Pilmico Feeds.
Roxas City councilor and presiding officer for agriculture and fisheries Moreno Gonzaga lauded Pilmico and its initiatives for helping the affected fish farmers. Pilmico is the first feed company in Roxas City to give direct support to its aquaculture operators.
“This will greatly help not only Roxas City residents, but also in the recovery of the entire Capiz,” said Gonzaga.
Through projects like Bangon Capiznon, Pilmico continues to advance business and communities, ensuring farmers are equipped with adequate solutions to grow and uplift their businesses.
Pilmico Foods is the integrated agribusiness and food company of Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc.
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