FOR SALE: 20.248 Hectares Organic Fish Farm.
P18M (Philippine Peso)(less than P900K/Ha)
Located in the pristine middle region of the Philippine Islands, just outside the city limits of Dumangas, Western Visayas, Philippines. Forty minutes from Iloilo City. From Iloilo City, you can take a short boat ride over to Guimaras Island where you will find world-class beaches and resorts, without the aggravation found in more developed regions.
Short distance to the Ro-Ro station in Dumangas where ships can take you (and your car) for the 2 hour ride to Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.
About 5 minutes tricycle ride to a bus stop on a major highway. Buses from there travel the National Aquatic Highway to Iloilo then North to Manila. It's about a 5 hr drive to Boracay.
This region (Dumangas) is well recognized as one of the best bangus production areas in the Philippines.
Total land area is 20.248 Hectares which is 50 Acres. (One Ha is 2.4711 Acres).
Easy access to Barangay road.
The river (ilog) is beside the fish farm (Class A). Compare this to Class B and C farms where water has to travel secondary ways to the property.
Two major excellent independent water sources from the river. The land borders the river for quite a good distance. Has multiple canals in conjunction with a series of sluice gates used for filling and discharging of pond water. Water levels are managed by using the ocean high tide and low tide.
distance from the ocean. So has good supply of water from the ocean tides. It is brackish water, being a mixture of the river water and ocean water. The farmland is a lower elevation which is more important during dry seasons.
It has several fresh water wells, electricity, and great cell phone signal (Globe tower near).Life On The Farm:
Great location for building a farm house for peaceful countryside living. Perfect set-up for somebody wanting to retire but still keep busy. The area has cool breezes from the nearby ocean as well as beautiful mountain ranges in view.
Perfect for off grid living. It does have electricity from the grid. However, can easily be off grid with solar. By cultivating your own algae for the fish to eat, you are less reliant on others because you don't need to buy sacks of fish food.
Other fish species besides bangus are also harvested on the property, especially from the canals. These other fish, as well as prawns and crabs, grow naturally, without being purposely introduced. They come in naturally from the incoming water when the tides are high and sluice gates are open.
Great area for a herd of goats or a few cows to roam. Lots of area for grass and green growth.
Has an area perfect for small animal farming, like for chickens, ducks, and goats.
Includes a lot of aging coconut trees. The plan is to plant several hundred coconut trees soon. All to be non- GMO, native species.
Includes some rain-fed rice plots, but not a significant amount.
Includes several native-style buildings.About The Farm:
Farm is completely operational and currently in production with milk fish (bangus). This farm has been in production for decades. The title shows a reference to it as a fishpond as early as 1982, but I think it was a fishpond much earlier since the government installed an irrigation project on a bordering land in 1955.Sustainable Aquaculture - Organic Farming:
In non-organic, high production farms, they dump the hormone, steroid, and antibiotic laced GMO soy-based feeds to bloat up the fish with as much as they can eat. They grow faster and in smaller ponds. Those fish are harvested in 30 to 45 days. Our fish are raised all natural. It takes about 4-5 months to harvest them when they eat naturally and organically.
Any native Filipino can smell the difference in raw fish or taste the difference in cooked fish. The organic fish have a much better flavor when cooked.
Organic fish farms cultivate algae (natives call this lablab) for the fish to eat. With organics, you have some ponds dry at certain times in order to cultivate the algae. All are not simultaneously in production with fish.
In the photos, you can see the algae growth in the water. It looks like a dark green scum and unclean. However, it is quite the contrary. Algae is the perfect green food and is the primary (or sole) source of food for the bangus.Read about some of the benefits of using algae for aquaculture here: https://www.pondtech.com/aquaculture/
Marketing Ideas - Export Quality Organic Bangus: Organic food production and sales in the Philippines is a greatly expanding market. Currently, specialty stores as well as most major supermarkets offer organic eggs, produce, chicken, and pork.
The proud new owner may want to consider obtaining an organic certification for the farm. They could then have the first fish farm certified as organic in the Philippines.
They could develop a brand, do their own deboning, processing, and packaging, then ship it to Manila or possibly for export.
Aside from vacuum packing and flash freezing, the fish may also be bottled like sardines, giving a one year shelf life without preservatives.
We have done a lot of research into these ideas and would be happy to share them with the new owner.Titling - Legalities - DAR:
We have a clean title in hand with no liens or encumbrances. You can verify everything at the local Recorder of Deeds.
If you only have a foreign passport and want to purchase land, contact us for some ideas.
DAR (Department of Agrarian Reform) does not restrict the ownership of fish farms like they do normal agricultural and farm land. Normally, a single person can own a maximum of 5 Hectares of land in the Philippines. For example, one person won't have rice land of more than 5 Hectares solely in their name. Fish farming is much different from rice farming. It would be hard to efficiently run an organic fish farm on only 5 ha. Limiting ownership to 5 ha. per person would not be realistic. Organic fish farming requires a lot of different ponds for different stages of the fish and algae growth cycles.
Land is untenanted.Here is a great reference to review when considering to buy a fish farm in the Philippines: http://fishpondbuddy.blogspot.com/2016/06/how-to-buysell-fish-farm-property.html