La Union 2nd District Representative Sandra Eriguel lauded the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for providing the first 36 fiberglass-reinforced boats for six coastal municipalities in the province.
The La Union politiko earlier requested 220 fiberglass boats for Bauang, Caba, Aringay, Agoo, Sto. Tomas, and Rosario.
The new boats include 19 30-footer units, 15 27-footer units, and two 17-footer units.
Each boat will be shared by two families.
Eriguel said the new boats are disaster-resilient, ensuring that the fisherfolk will have steady livelihood.