BFAR IV-B Disperses Seaweed Seedlings to MIMAROPA Provinces
Through the regular program, BFAR IV-B disperses a total of 62 metric tons (MT) of seaweeds seedlings. Said beneficiaries were Palawan receiving 36 MT; Romblon - 10 MT; Oriental Mindoro - 7 MT; and Occidental Mindoro - 9 MT.
A total of 3,100 seaweed farm implements distributed. Such farm implements were composed of soft-tie straw rolls and P.E. ropes at corresponding ratio to the seaweeds seedlings.
This livelihood assistance provided income generating opportunities to the beneficiaries of about 1,240 seaweed farmers.
Record shows that a total of 11,062 has. were utilized for seaweed farming wherein 43% is situated in Palawan. See below for seaweed farm area distribution.