‘SANGGAB’ BAN UP IN PANGUIL BAY

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THE Panguil Bay Development Council (PBDC) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) declared the fishing ground of Panguil Bay in Mindanao sanggab-free. “Sanggab” or filter nets are illegal fishing structures that proliferated in the bay. BFAR said there were 2, 273 units of sanggab in the area destroyed and removed with the help of the local government unit. Panguil Bay, spanning across two cities and 10 municipalities in Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Misamis Occidental, was one of the richest fishing grounds in Mindanao and habitat to indigenous fisheries species such as tiger prawn (sugpo), marine water shrimps (hipon), mud crab (alimango), window pane shells and other kinds of shells, known locally as agihis, that serveas food for prawns and fish of commercial value.

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