The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Region 7, through its Provincial Fishery Office (PFO) in Bohol, is turning over at least 19 fiberglass motorized boats to marginal fishers and fisherfolk organizations in the province on July 11 and 12.
BFAR-Region 7 intends to assist marginal fishermen to alleviate their state and to engage them as primary contributors of the fishery industry.
Today (July 11) morning, PFO-Bohol is set to distribute nine units of 22-footer fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) boats to the marginal fishermen from Candijay town, Bohol.
One boat is to two beneficiaries or individuals.
The 18 recipients were identified as the T.A.R.G.E.T. beneficiaries, who belong to the “poorest of the poor.” T.A.R.G.E.T. refers to the Targeted Actions to Reduce poverty and Generate Economic Transformation program of BFAR.
The turnover ceremony happened this morning at the municipal government’s Agriculture’s Office in Barangay Poblacion, Candijay.
Candijay town officials graced the event together with PFO-Bohol officer-in-charge Candido Samijon. The nine units of FRP boats amount to P319,500 (or P35,500 each).
Every unit of FRP boat has a built in marine engine and has complete accessories.
The same features go with the 10 units of 22-footer FRP boats that are scheduled to be turned over tomorrow, July 12.
The turnover of the P403,711-worth motorized boats is set to happen Friday at Clarin Freshwater Fish Farm in Barangay Caluwasan, Clarin town.
The realization of this initiative was through the request of reelected Bohol Second District Representative Erico Aristotle Aumentado, who is anticipated to grace the event.
For this succeeding batch, one unit is to one fisherfolk association.
The recipients from Talibon town are, namely: (1) Talibon Fisheries Marketing Cooperation in Barangay Bansan; (2) Suba Fisheries Association in Barangay Suba; (3) Assosasyon sa Gagmay ug Igmat nga Mananagat sa Talibon in Barangay San Francisco; and (4) Calituban Fisherfolks Organization in Barangay Calituban. The other beneficiaries are from President Carlos P. Garcia town that are, as follows: (5) Bogo Seaweed Grower Association in Barangay Bogo; (6) Aguiningnong Pondok sa Yanong Mananagat in Barangay Aguining; and (7) Gaus Fisherfolk Association in Barangay Gaus. To complete the list, the remaining three organizations are: (8) Cambuhat Enterprise and Fisheries Association in Barangay Cambuhat, Buenavista town; (9) Cuaming Fishermen Association in Barangay Cuaming, Inabanga town; and (10) Mandawa Farmers and Fishermen Association in Barangay Mandawa, Bien Unido town. // (By BFAR-7)