PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
BFAR 2 to help typhoon- affected fishermen in Isabelaby Oliver Baccay/Michael O. Lacerona
TUGUEGARAO CITY, January 18 (PIA) -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is set to distribute fingerlings and fishing gears to typhoon affected fishermen in the Isabela province.
Some 4.5 million fingerlings are now being prepared for distribution to replace the fingerlings swept by the previous floods in 36 municipalities in the said province.
Alexander Castaneda, Isabela commodity leader, said they will also be distributing fishing gears and fishing aggregating devices like gill nets, hook and lines, payao, squid jigger, multiple headline, crobs, pots, troll lines, and fish traps in four coastal towns including Palanan, Divilacan, Dinapigue and Maconacon, which were heavily damaged by typhoons last year.
Castaneda further said that they will also release 20 units of motorized and 226 non-motorized fishing boats to fishermen who lost their fishing boats to typhoon “Juan” which eventually resulted to the lost of their livelihood.
BFAR will also deliver five units of smoke house, and four units of elevated fish solar dryers will be establish in selected municipalities to cater their post-harvest production. (TCB/OTB/MOL/PIA-2)