PALOMPON, Leyte– A marine laboratory for ranching and restocking of marine products was inaugurated in this town on October 20.

The activity was launched along the Tres Marias Reef with Mayor Ramon Oñate spearheading the activity in collaboration with Southern Leyte State University, Sogod- Bontoc Campus.

Mayor Oñate said the LGU has been planning and ground-working for this project since October 2018 but unwanted circumstances hampered and prevented them from realizing the project.

The marine products that are being ranch and for re-stocking includes abalone, blue crabs, sea hare, and sea cucumbers.

“With the establishment of the marine laboratory, it is expected that these marine products will increase in the coming years as the laboratory will mean an increase of production,” the town mayor said.