Fisherfolk Associations of Laoag City Receive Livelihood Fishery Projects

Fisherfolk Associations in all the coastal barangays of Laoag City were very thankful for the fishing gears  they  received from the Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) which will be used for their livelihood . The Income they will generate will serve as revolving fund of the association and to further their projects.

Mr. Gilbert Argentera , BFARMC Chairman of 34-A Gabu Norte said “ The Payao project would allow them to catch big volumes of fish”.

Mr. Danilo Ragasa, President of the Metro Gabu Fishermen Association (CORE Group of Community Fish Landing Center)  is veryn glad for their start-up  project  and they look forward to bigger catches.

The fishisng gears and livelihood equipment were awarded by BFAR National Director Nestor D. Domenden  last August 1, 2017  at the Centennial Arena. They  were formally  turned-over to the fisherfolk associations  of  Metro Lapaz, Metro Gabu, Caaoacan, Navotas, Cataban, Apaya and Calayab on August 4, 2017  by Hon. Chevylle V. Fariṅas and members of the Sangguniang Panglungsod.

This livelihood project is an initiative of the Laoag City Government through the Office of the City Agriculturist.

The recipients with their corresponding fishing gears/fishing paraphernalia are as follows:

Name of Organization   Fishing Gear/
Brgy. Payao Gillnet Long line Tuna Handline Cast Net FishCage Shellfish
1 Baggak ti Agsapa Fishermen Association 32A Lapaz 1 2 2 2
2 Arapaap Fishermen Association 32A Lapaz 1 2 1 2
3 Bravo Fishermen Association 32B Lapaz 7 2 2
4 Alpha Fishermen Association 32B Lapaz 2 1
5 Aranaar Fishermen Association 32C Lapaz 1 7 4 2 3
6 Sabangan Fishermen Association 33A Lapaz 1 7 4 2
7 Rawis Bato Fishermen Association 33B Lapaz 1 3 3 2
8 KC Payao Fishermen Association 33B Lapaz 1 2 3 1
9 34A Ponta Fishermen Association 34A Gabu Norte 1 7 4 6 1
10 Franzia Fishermen Association Metro Gabu 1
11 Metro Gabu Fishermen Association Metro Gabu 1
12 34B Gabu Norte Fishermen Association 34B 7 4 6 2
13 35 Gabu Sur Fishermen Association 35 Gabu Sur 7 4 6 1 3
14 Seahorse Fishermen Association 60A Caoacan 7 4 6 2
15 Nagasat Fishermen Association 37 Calayab 2 1
16 Cataban Fishermen Association 61 Cataban 2 1 5
17 Navotas B Parabur Fishermen 62B Navotas 1 1
18 Navotas A Farmers Association 62A Navotas 1 1
19 Apaya Fishermen Association 42 Apaya 1 1
20 52 San Mateo Fishermen Association 52 San Mateo 1
TOTAL 5 60 37 30 25 5 10

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