MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, July 28, 2021 – In an effort to augment postharvest losses and increase the income of San Apolinario’s fisherfolk in Tangub City, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) – Region 10 through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program turned over Php 1.87 million worth of fishery livelihood projects.
Forty-five members of the San Apolinario Fisherfolk Organization received a Php 268,839 worth of mini-processing shed under the Provision of Postharvest Community-Based Facility of FY 2020 on July 28.
The shed will create an avenue for them to explore different value-added products and provide additional income-generating options for the organization.
Furthermore, under FY 2021, Php 1,605,120.30 worth of fishery livelihood projects (Provision of Fishing Gear/Paraphernalia, Provision of Postharvest Materials, and Shellfish Gardening) were also given to the group.
The project include 45 sets of bottom set gill nets for sea catfish, 45 sets of bottom set gill nets for tilapia, 45 pieces 10-kilogram capacity HDPE ice buckets, 300 pieces of bamboo butts, and 150 pieces of bamboo poles. These interventions will add to their existing income from fishing and shellfish gardening.
Present during the turnover ceremony were Tangub City Mayor Jennifer Wee Tan, City Agriculturist Jose P. Binondo, San Apolinario’s Barangay Chairman Eddie S. Gomez, barangay’s fisherfolk organization President Edwin T. Pondoc, Alternate PFO-Misamis Occidental Virginia Valde, BFAR-PFO SAAD Focal Person Bernie Beduya, and other BFAR-PFO staff. ###
Writers: Bernie Beduya and Virginia Valde, BFAR PFO Misamis Occidental
Source of Photos: BFAR PFO Misamis Occidental