The Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF) plans to open a new attraction inside the facility that offers tilapia fishing for tourists and visitors.
This, following a donation by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) MIMAROPA of some 300,000 Tilapia fingerlings to the penal facility.
“Gagawin natin na tourist spot, kung saan pwede kumbaga mangawil yong mga turista na bibisita,” Levi Evangelista, Corrections Technical Officer II and IPPF spokesperson said on Friday.
Evangelista said the fish will be released at the Montible sub- colony. He said the water type in the area is suitable for the fish.
Personnel who will be tasked to maintain and operate the site will be trained, he added.
Evangelista said there will be a raft or ‘balsa’ for the tourists so they could catch fishes once it grows enough to be cooked and eaten.