The industrious people of Capiz have harvested with their own hands the various riches of the waters around them and have lived this way for generations. Over the years, they have learned to hone their skills and have tried raising fish themselves, establishing the Lapu-Lapu Growing Farm, which is significant to the economy of the province.
Along Palina River in Brgy. Cagay, Roxas City can be found thousands of fish cages raising green groupers of the species Epinaphalus Tauvina, Epinaphalus Malabaricus,Tauvina and Cocoedis, or what is locally known as “Lapu-lapu”. The seed stocks come from as far as Mindoro, Leyte, Aklan and from the neighboring town of Sapian. 420 pieces of Lapu-lapu seed stocks are placed in each 3x3 m fish cage. The fish thrive on mussel, tilapia, and some small fish. From seed stocks of 2-3 inches, the fish are grown to harvestable size weighing 450-500 gms. after 6 months. The average harvest per day of one fish grower is 4,500 kls per month. The bulk of this harvest is sent to Metro Manila. The fish farm is one of the largest with 1,500 fish cages in an area of 28,000 sq. m.
Where to Stay
Here is a list of hotels and inns located in Roxas City for your stay in the province:
- Roxas President’s Inn
Location: Rizal Cor. Lopez Jaena St., Roxas City
- La Hacienda Hotel
Location: Arnaldo Blcd., Roxas City
- Nesta’s Hill Top Hotel
Location: Provincial Park, Roxas City
- Image Palace Hotel
Location: Brgy Banica, Roxas City
- Casa Purita Hotel
Location: Plaridel St., Roxas City
How to get there
From Manila, the Super Ferry or ships from Negros Navigation can take you to Roxas City in around eighteen hours. There is also a Roll on-Roll off (RORO) that passes by Roxas City straight from Cubao in Manila. Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have flights to Roxas daily every morning, taking about 40-45 minutes.