Panabo City Mariculture Park

Panabo City, Davao del Norte

Panabo City Mariculture Park is identified as one of the most developed in the country. It has an area of 1,075 hectares covering 3 out of 4 coastal barangays of the city. Within those areas, 60 hectares is allocated for marine fish cage and 20 hectares for seaweeds production area.

The Mariculture Park is projected to produce class-A quality milkfish (bangus). Aside from milkfish, ...

the mariculture park grows siganid (danggit), groupers (lapu-lapu), saline tilapia, red snapper, seaweeds; aquasilviculture; mussel culture; pearl oyster culture and sea ranching of lobsters and seahorses in coral reef, sea grass, sea bass, snappers, and abalones as secondary produce.

Panabo City Mariculture Park News

  • Panabo Banana Capital of the Philippines

    Panabo Banana Capital of the Philippines

    Owing to the numerous banana plantations scattered around the city, Panabo is known as the "Banana Capital of the Philippines." Coincidentally, its home to the largest banana plantation in the world, the Tagum Agricultural Development Corporation or TADECO. TADECO occupies around 6,900 hectares of banana fields and is responsible for the production of millions of boxes of bananas for export.

    But apart from being known as an exporter of Cavendish bananas for the world market, Panabo also has an interesting history.

    The City's History
    A lowland place, Panabo was once inhabited by stocky-h ...

  • Something Fishy Going On at the Mariculture Park in Panabo City

    Something Fishy Going On at the Mariculture Park in Panabo City

    130 hectares of fish pens and lobster cages can be found in Panabo City.

    Here at the Panabo City Mariculture Park, you don't only get to know more about the process in fish production, but you will also get to see how fishes and other sea creatures are caught. The fish farm produces fish commercially such as bangus, tilapia, danggit, kingfish, lapu-lapu and lobster.

    Fish pens belong to different private individuals who are in partnership with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the local government of Panabo.

    As of May 2015, an estimated income of Php105,232, 661. ...

  • Philippines mariculture park pushes for saline tilapia hybrid

    Philippines mariculture park pushes for saline tilapia hybrid

    The Filipino Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Bfar) in Panabo City is pushing for a new hybrid of tilapia that can grow in marine farms to become one of the main products of the Panabo City Mariculture Park, reported the country's Sun.Star news website.

    The saline fish is a hybrid of blue tilapia, Mazambique tilapia, and the Nile tilapia and can tolerate a saline environment of up to 35 ppt.

    The strain was developed by Peter Pacatang, owner of Aqua-Penon Hatchery in Carmen, Davao del Norte, who wanted to have a tilapia that can be reared from freshwater pond to marine fish cage ...

  • New tilapia hybrid pushed at Panabo mariculture park

    New tilapia hybrid pushed at Panabo mariculture park

    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Bfar) in Panabo City is pushing for a new hybrid of tilapia, which can grow in aquaculture sea farms, to become one of the main seafood products of the Panabo City Mariculture Park.

    At present, some of the main productions of the park are the organic bangus and grouper (lapu-lapu).

    Mohammad P. Jailani, fishery officer of Bfar-Panabo City, said they are now encouraging fishermen to raise saline kingfish after seeing its strong potential in both the local and foreign markets.

    The saline kingfish is a tilapia hybrid developed by Peter Pacata ...

  • Mariculture parks in southern Philippines find support in AQD TSKI and DBP

    Mariculture parks in southern Philippines find support in AQD TSKI and DBP

    SEAFDEC/AQD and Taytay sa Kauswagan Inc. (TSKI) are working together as the technical assistance team for the Sustainable mariculture investment program (SMIP).

    The team conducted consultation-interviews with nearly 40 mariculture stakeholders (operators, local government unit or LGU officials, fisherfolk and investors) in Digos City and the municipality of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, southern Philippines, from 8 to 13 August. The consultation in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, with 40 stakeholders was done from 27 June to 2 July.

    During the consultation in Sta. Cruz, a briefing on the eco ...

  • Pacing around Panabo City

    Pacing around Panabo City

    Anyone going north of Davao City via the national highway would surely pass by this bustling agri-industrial city whose name, according to legend, was taken from what the aborigines??"Aetas who inhabited the place a long time ago??"used to refer to their bow and arrow: pana-sa-boboy. The name of the settlement later evolved into what it is now Panabo, one of the five component cities of the Davao Region.

    Standing amidst two giants??"Davao, the regional center of Southern Philippines and Tagum, the capital of Davao del Norte??"the former old town of Panabo has held on its own, evolving into ...