BFAR assists Kalinga fisherfolks during community quarantine
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, May 13 (PIA) — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) assisted more than 250 fisherfolks in the province during the enhanced and general community quarantine period.
One hundred forty four individual fishpond owners and one association received tilapia feeds while 132 individuals were provided with fingerlings.
BFAR conducted the necessary social preparation including orientation and technology demonstration on fishpond management before the inputs were given to the recipients to ensure that fish raising in the locality succeeds and contribute to family food consumption and income generation.
Cliford Fernandez of BFAR said fishpond owners are given feeds supply three times for good harvest.
Following COVID-19 guidelines and protocols, Sarah Jean Biyang of BFAR said feeds and fingerlings were delivered on borders and picked up by fishpond operators. Other local government units also assisted providing vehicles for transport, she said.
Fishpond project is a component of the Special Area for Agriculture Development. Now on its second year, the program has already assisted hundreds of small fisherfolks in the province providing 1,000 fingerlings in every 200 square meters of fishpond. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)