• Artificial coral reefs to protect fish sanctuary


    SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: A COMPOSITE team of local environmentalists here have joined hands to create artificial coral reefs in the waters of San Fernando Bay that are envisioned to serve as future marine protected sanctuary. About 33 coral reefs made of concrete, weighing 133 kilos each, were sunk in 50-foot deep seawater, 750 meters between the shoreline using a tugboat by the Philippine Naval Forces of Northern Luzon and Philippine Coast Guard. “This (artificial reefs) will protect and preserve various species of fish in the area and they will help boost the livelihood of fishermen because it will serve as lay ground for various fish species,” Ma. Analyn Rosario, city senior environmental management specialist, said.


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