Bohol fisherfolk receive boats from BFAR-7
Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) - July 13, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Marginal fishermen and fisherfolk organizations in Bohol have received fiberglass motorized boats from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Central Visayas.

BFAR through its Provincial Fishery Office in Bohol turned over 19 fiberglass boats to beneficiaries, who belong to the “poorest of the poor.”

Nine units of 22-footer fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) boats were distributed to 18 marginal fishermen from Candijay town, Bohol the other day.

One boat will be shared by two fishermen.

The 10 other units, on the other hand, were turned over yesterday to Clarin Freshwater Fish Farm in Barangay Caluwas, Clarin town.

Ten fisherfolk organizations benefited from BFAR’s Targeted Actions to Reduce Poverty and Generate Economic Transformation (Target) program.

The beneficiaries include the Talibon Fisheries Marketing Cooperation, Suba Fisheries Association, Assosasyon sa Gagmay ug Igmat nga Mananagat sa Talibon, Calituban Fisherfolks Organization, Bogo Seaweed Grower Association, Aguiningnong Pondok sa Yanong Mananagat, Gaus Fisherfolk Association, Cambuhat Enterprise and Fisheries Association, Cuaming Fishermen Association, and Mandawa Farmers and Fishermen Association.

BFAR spent P723,211 for all 19 FRPs.

Each FRP has a built in marine engine and has complete accessories.

BFAR-7, in a statement, said the program aims to assist marginal fishermen to “alleviate their state and to engage them as primary contributors of the fishery industry.” — KBQ (FREEMAN)

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