BOLINAO – The Bureau of Fisheries and AquaticResources (BFAR) in Region 1 turned over a Community Fish Landing Center (CFLC)to help fishermen to have landing area for their catch for trading each in Bolinao and Anda towns on December 11.
The facilities were turned over by officials of BFAR I led by Regional Director Lilibeth Signey, the governments of Bolinao led by Mayor Arnold Celeste and Anda led by Vice Mayor Thelma Altre.
BFAR also turned over two big units of freezers and eight stainless fish stands measuring about 3×5 feet for everyCFLC which costs P2.9-million.
“This is a very good project because most residents of Bolinao are engaged in fishing” Celeste said. Of the town’s 35 barangays, 23 are coastal.
He said the CFLC’s establishment was timely because the town plans to establish a common fish port.
“We will make this CFLC a consignacion (wholesale market) and all fish catch in the town will be landed here,” hesaid.
Meanwhile, Altre accepted the CFLC for her town also on the same day on behalf of the local government of the island town.
“Expect us to do our counterpart to make the CFLC’s operations a success,” Altre assured the BFAR officials.
Signey challenged Anda’s officials to join the Masagana at Malinis na Karagaratan (MMK) project, a year-long contest among coastal towns and cities, to help ensure cleanliness and make the areas more productive.
Pastor Louie Invencion accepted the challenge of Signey for the town to join the MMK, as the town is committed to improving the fishermen’s lives at the same time asked the BFAR to put up another CFLC in coastal Barangay Tondol because many fishermen land their catch there.
Signey commended the two town officials for their support and for conducting social preparation among the fisherfolk organizations that will manage the CFLC.
Nine coastal towns in Pangilinan have received CFLCs. (PhilStar Wire Service)
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