Seaweeds industry can boost tourism’

CALUYA, Antique — Seaweed farmers in this island town asked for support from the local government. They also want to get more involved in the growing tourism industry.

Growing seaweeds, locally known as tambalang, has become one of the primary industries of Caluya, especially in Barangay Imba, the farmers said in a recent conference held by the Seaweed Industry Association of the Philippines.

They asked the municipal government to back their main livelihood in a bid to boost the tourism of the island.

According to the seaweed farmers, they are willing to participate in other tourism-related programs in the municipality.

They said the seaweeds industry needs tourism programs that take care of nature and help sustain the continuous growing of tambalang.

The seaweed farmers also requested the local government to provide technologies that can help improve their products.

Seaweeds are currently priced at P52 per kilo, up from P32 during the previous years./PN

 

Photo: A teenager tends to newly harvested seaweeds in Caluya, Antique. Growing seaweeds, locally known as tambalang, is one of the primary industries of the island town. PHOTO FROM @OLDTHINGSPICS TWITTER PAGE

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