TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Registered fisherfolk in Quirino province received about P6 million worth of fishery livelihood projects from Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 02 on Wednesday, December 13.
BFAR said in their official Facebook page that 83 fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRB) fishing boats were distributed during a ceremony in the provincial capitol VIP Grandstand and Tourism Complex in Cabarroguis town.
From the said fishing boats, 70 were motorized and 13 were non-motorized, BFAR said.
The distribution was led by BFAR R02 Regional Director Milagros Morales, Governor Junie Cua, and Provincial Fisheries Officer Alexander Castañeda.
Photo courtesy of BFAR Cagayan Valley
Further, the fisheries bureau said each FRP boat comes with complete fishing accessories such as hook and line, gill net, life vest, and additional 12 cast nets.
Aside from the FRPs, BFAR also turned over six FRP multi-mission patrol boats for each town in the province.
BFAR said the project was committed by Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol during his visit in the province earlier this year.
Also, BFAR Regional Director Morales said they were aiming to distribute some 1,856 units of fiber glass reinforced plastic boats this year.
Meanwhile, BFAR also opened the region’s seventh Community Fish Landing Center (CFLC) in Barangay General Aguinaldo, Ramon, Isabela, on Thursday, December 14.
BFAR awarded fisherfolk-beneficiaries with post-harvest equipment such as stainless steel fish stalls and chest freezers.
The CFLC will also serve as fish repository, training facility, and a center of fish trade in the area, BFAR said earlier this year.
Further, the CFLC is designed “following good manufacturing and hygienic practices and upon full completion, access to safe and quality fish and fishery products is expected to improve,” BFAR said on their page. Northernforum.net