SMC to grow mud crabs as part of New Manila airport project (Philippines)

In preparation for the for the construction of the US$15-billion New Manila International Airport (NMIA), San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has embarked on a massive mangrove planting project to help address flooding problems in Bulacan and Central Luzon.

In a statement yesterday, SMC said its 10-hectare mangrove plantation site in Hagonoy, one of the lowest-lying areas in Bulacan province, will also help to grow 100,000 mud crabs monthly. SMC said mud crabs are considered a “culinary delicacy.” with a growing demand both in local and international markets, making it a “foreign exchange earner” and a “major source of livelihood” for Filipino fishermen and fishpond owners.

Further info: https://repository.seafdec.org.ph/handle/10862/3159

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