Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino III led the turnover of P12.9 million worth of fishery livelihood projects on November 10.
The Pangasinan politiko, together with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), distributed fish stalls, post harvest equipment, sorters, cooler boxes, stainless tables, deboning kits, fish carts, ring nets and payaws, and fiber glass fishing boats to 14 municipalities and cities in the provinces.
Among the beneficiaries are Lingayen, Sual, Infanta, Binmaley, Labrador, Bugallon, Calasiao, Sta. Barbara, Mangaldan, Dagupan, San Fabian, Urdaneta City, Bolinao, and Alaminos City.
Espino also called on fishermen to help protect and preserve Pangasinan’s water resources.
He said fisherfolk should organize themselves so they will have an easier time in getting access to livelihood programs from the government.