Agno, Pangasinan, Philippines

Monday, February 21, 2005

Agno - Sanctuary of Giant Clams

Agno coastal waters of Abagatanen is the home of 29 remaining giant clams (T.gigas which is considered to be the largest of Tridacna species). According to local environmentalists, six of the giant clams died because poachers have taken their meat and leave the shells in the sea. Concerned Divers of the Philippines (CDP) are supportive in the giant clam stocking to prevent further death of the remaining clams.

"It never occurred to us that this activity would be the basis for banning a multi-million peso cement plant project. The motivation here is the these clams will lay million of eggs in the next three years. We suggest then that we let the planted giant clams survive and let them lay their eggs..." CDP's statement in an open letter posted in the internet.

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources also supported the seeding of giant clams for it enhance bio-diversity and would lead a secured food resources in the area.

By Rio de Amor, Agno, Pangasinan

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Welcome to Agno

Welcome Agnoans! This is our Agno blogger. We can post here some news and features about our town. So let's post our items now. For the meantime, just e-mail to me your item and I will post it in this site. My e-mail address is - demy sarmiento