ZSCMST works on abalone propagation PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 May 2018 15:43

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

The Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) is conducting a research study on the propagation of abalone under a controlled environment.

Dr. Servando D. Halili Jr., ZSCMST Director of Research, said that abalone is being gathered from our locality, housed into the school hatchery and grown in captivity.

“We are still in the preparation and trial stages.  Abalone is extemely difficult to grow in captivity,” said Halili.

Halili explained that a huge potential market for abalone awaits interested parties.

The project is being undertaken in partnership with the Western Philippine Palawan University under the Commission on Higher Education.

The Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology is the cluster head for Mindanao on Aquaculture research.  (Allen Abastillas)