Sardines look abundantThis article was originally published in Foodnews
FISHERMEN in Zamboanga have reported plentiful supplies of fish in recent expeditions, GMA network reports. This follows a fishing ban implemented in the area from December to March to allow fish to respawn. Further details on fish populations will be released by the Bureau for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) later this month, but these initial indications suggest that BFAR director, Asis G Perez, is keeping true to his pledge to “increase fish production through resource conservation”. The main species caught and canned in Zamboanga is tamban, a species of herring.