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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Dinagat Islands welcome passage of marine hatchery bill

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands --The province of Dinagat Islands welcomes the passage of Marine Hatchery Bill to aid in recovery of Odette-stricken province.

The Lone District of the Province of Dinagat Islands, through Cong. Alan 1 Ecleo, welcomed the passage of the Senate version of House Bill 7691, which would establish a Multi-Species Marine Hatchery in the municipality of Basilisa, Dinagat Islands.

HB 7691 was among the marine hatchery bills passed by the Senate for their third and final readings, authored and filed by Cong. Ecleo last November 2019.

Cong. Ecleo said this comes at the best possible time as the fisheries sector is one of the sectors hit the hardest by Typhoon Odette when it devastated Dinagat Islands last December.     

"Fisheries is one of the most crucial sectors in our Island Province, as families rely on marine resources not just for livelihood but also for sustenance,” Ecleo said.

He said as the province continue to grapple with the need for reconstruction of homes, health facilities, schools, and other infrastructure, there is also a need to prioritize the recovery of key industries like fisheries, agriculture, and tourism, which employ and provide livelihood for majority of Dinagat Islands.

“The establishment of the province’s first Multi-Species Hatchery is a huge step in the right direction,” Ecleo added. (Cong. Allan 1 B. Ecleo, Dinagat Islands/PIA- Dinagat Islands)