In coordination with Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Sagip Likas Yamang Dagat ng Bataan (Salba) works on seaweed farming in the waters of Mariveles town for livelihood and to fight sea pollution.
Susan Capuli, auditor and coordinator of Salba said that the group first planted seaweeds in the waters off barangays Poblacion and Lucanin worth P2.4 million in 2006, which is funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
This seaweed-farming project has been able to provide the much-needed income to their 300 members. They intend to continue it with the UNDP providing the funds.
In addition, mangrove reforestation is also very active in the coastlines of Bataan.
Aside from providing extra income for the members of the group, the project also helps in saving the nature. Seaweeds attract fishes back, making the area a rich fishing ground for local fishers. [via businessmirror.com.ph]