The Pansipit River is a short river located in the Batangas province of the Philippines. The river is the sole drainage outlet of Taal Lake, which empties to Balayan Bay. The river stretches about 9 kilometres passing along the towns of Agoncillo, Lemery, San Nicolas and Taal serving as border between the communities. It has a very narrow entrance from Taal Lake.
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sole drainage outlet, the Pansipit shares many of the unique biota found in the lake. One specific strain, the lake's freshwater population of the jack Caranx ignobilis, is known to conduct its annual migration runs through the river. Commonly known as the "giant trevally" and locally as maliputo, this population is particularly notable for inhabiting the river's freshwater waters since the species itself is commonly associated with coral reefs.
At one time, more than 80 different species of fish were found to inhabit the river's waters, either as a migratory channel or as a permanent residence. This included Taal Lake's now-extinct population of bull sharks.
Pansipit River News
Everybody can be rich in Batangas", said Batangas Gov.-elect Hermilando Mandanas during the Batangas Development Summit (BDS) on January 27.
Spearheaded by First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities, this year's BDS was held at the Lima Park Hotel and gathered 500 luminaries from the business, government and academic sectors. Each imparted vital insights on appreciation for and creating life-changing improvements in Batangas.
Themed "Rich Batangas", the event explored the wealth, potentials and developments in Batangas's business, economic, social and tourism industries.
Gov. Vilma Santos Recto yesterday urged local government officials and workers to spearhead the protection and conservation of the environment to neutralize the effects of global warming and to save Batangas province from any devastation, natural or man-made.
The governor, in her address at the Provincial Capitol , underscored efforts geared at strengthening the Bantay Dagat Network operations of the provincial government "to make sure that the natural beauty of the sea and underwater are maintained and conserved and illegal activities, such as dynamite fishing and other disturbances to fis ...
Almost 100 percent of the P107 million regular infrastructure projects being implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) district engineering I in the province of Batangas are nearing completion, engineer Rosauro Adapon reveals.
He said, they are expecting the activities lined up with 2010 budget allocation to be completed by December 2011, adding the implementation of the projects was delayed due to the Department of Budget and Management's (DBM) late release of the budget.
On the other hand, their budget of P37 million for 2012 has already been approved, Adapon sa ...
Fish production increased by 1.4 percent from municipal fishing in the province of Quezon, while 1.7 percent from aquaculture production from 2009-2010 in Taal Lake according to the report of DA-BFAR CALABARZON during the Year End Report and Planning of FARMCS CALABARZON held on February 8-9, 2011 at NIA Compound, Quezon City.
Director Rosa F. Macas of BFAR CALABARZON said the increase in production of fisheries in the provinces of Quezon and Batangas particularly in Taal Lake was credited to the strict enforcement of fishery laws in said provinces. In addition, the local government and fis ...
The Batangas provincial Task Force on Environmental Law Enforcement on Monday gave local fish cage operators in Pansipit River until July 31 to harvest their existing fish stocks and remove their illegally-built structures in the river.
In an interview with GMANews.TV, Task Force vice chairman and protected areas superintendent Laudemir Salac said his group will be forced to dismantle the cages which are not removed by the end of the month.
Salac noted that cages built in the Pansipit River - a protected area - have been choking the key passageway of endemic maliputo fish from Balayan Ba ...
Lemery town in Batangas is staging the Sigpawan Festival on April 8 to promote its agro-tourism.
The festival will showcase the rich culture and natural resources of Lemery, with booths displaying a variety of the town agricultural products, native delicacies and its famous sinaing na tulingan.
Sigpaw is a small net with a handle that is used by fishermen to scoop fish and catch shrimps and small fry along the town shorelines. Farmers also use it to pick fruits from trees.
The one-day event will start with a Mass at the town parish church, followed by a fluvial parade to the fishport. ...