𝐑𝐀𝐌𝐎𝐍, 𝐈𝐬𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐚 – 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏- Today, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in collaboration with the provincial government of Isabela has distributed around 500, 000 pieces tilapia fingerlings to 50 fish cage operators in Magat Reservoir as part of its restoration assistance to fisherfolk affected by Typhoon Ulysses, Quinta and Rolly that hit most part of Northern Luzon.
The fingerling distribution which commenced during the observance of the 58th Fish Conservation Week will be replicated in other areas of the region to increase fish production and ensures that the “Masaganang Ani, Mataas na Kita” will be achieved.
Dr. Severina S. Bueno, Chief of the Fisheries Production and Support Services of DA-BFAR RO2 in a statement said that by providing fingerlings to affected fisherfolk, it will help them restore their source of livelihood. She also encouraged the fisherfolk to practice proper record keeping and report actual production after culture period.
Further, Provincial Agriculturist Marites Frogoso convinced the fisherfolk to coordinate with her office for necessary assistance to help them cope with the losses incurred brought by the devastating calamities.
Present during said activity are officials from local governments of Ramon and Cordon, National Irrigation Administration (NIA) representative, staff from BFAR-Provincial Fisheries Office-Isabela and other fisherfolk. (BFAR Press Release)