Mangroves have been re-planted in Nagpanaoan to serve as fish habitat. Even aromas (trees with large thorns) have started growing in the island. Nagpanaoan was created from sand and soil accretion coming from the sea and Aringay river. The people said the “island” has already been bought by a private person last year.
These mangroves are ready for replanting as they already have roots. The long dry and hot weather is drying up the fishponds where the fishermen tend to tilapia and bangus, shrimps and crabs. Oysters can be seen on the river bed and clinging to the wooden bridge. Re-planting of mangroves has been started since the fisherfolk learned of the good uses of the mangroves.