205 fisherfolk in Central Luzon get P800K worth of tools
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Central Luzon (BFAR-3) has provided fishing equipment to some 205 fisherfolk in the province to help increase fish yield resulting in sustainable income.
According to BFAR-Regional Director Wilfredo Cruz, the beneficiaries of the P800,000 worth of fishing tools came from the coastal towns of Lubao and Sasmuan.
In a Philippine National Agency report, he said the grant was in response to the request of the provincial government for assistance to residents of areas where fishing is the major source of livelihood.
“As a commitment ng ating bureau sa strengthened coordination and cooperation with the local government units,” he was quoted as saying in the report.
“Upon assessment, kailangan na ito ng mga mangingisda para sa kanilang kabuhayan. Kaya binigyan ng action agad,” he added.
Each fisherman received a set of gillnets and two sets of fish vending equipment that could help prolong the shelf life of fish and other seafood, according to the report.
Five motorized 32-footer fiberglass reinforced plastic boats were also turned over to the fisherfolk families.
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