Maritime police into mangrove preservation PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 June 2016 11:27

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

Aside from their mission in maritime security and combatting lawlessness and crimes in the high seas, the PNP Maritime Group also engages in the preservation and protection of sea environment.

Supt. Salbino C. Piad, chief of Regional Maritime Unit 9,  said that maritime police have also programs on planting of mangrove propagules and cleaning of coastal areas known as “Scubasurero.”

“Ginagawa naming ito matagal na. Meron kaming tinanim na mga mangrove propagules sa Taguilon point in Dapitan City. Lumaki na. Ang Taguilon point kasi is a spawning ground ng mga iba’t–ibang klaseng isda maliliit at malalaki. Tinaniman naming dahil may mga trosong galakihan na mga mangroves doon. Ito ay under sa  904th Marine Station ng RMU 9,” Piad revealed.

Piad urged the people to plant mangroves so that more fish can spawn and marine life will flourish.

On the other hand, RMU 12th Chief Sr. Supt. Rollen D. Ariño disclosed that his command also planted mangrove propagules  on an area in Glan Sarangani Province.    According to Ariño his command  planted the propagules and continue to nourish it until they are fully grown.

“Binibisita namin ang area regularly  at tinataniman uli yong hindi nabuhay para buo sila. Sa ngayon mga two years na ang mga mangroves. Nakapag spawned na ang mga isda. The planting of mangrove propagules is also for the future generation. Mangrove propagules arealso for protection against soil erosion,” Ariño said. —Allen Abastillas