Davao fisherfolk get P2-m Pamana fund to enhance seaweed industry

DAVAO CITY―The City Government of Davao has received P2 million from the Department of Agriculture to aid the needs of fisherfolk in the city through the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan or Pamana program of the national government.

The fund will benefit the Municipal Fishery Development Project at Purok 77, Bangka, Talomo District.

City Agriculture Office head Leo Brian Leuterio said the money will be used to purchase a dryer for seaweeds and erect small warehouses for the fisher folks’ products and equipment.

“We have identified few things that the beneficiaries really need,” Leuterio said.

Through the solarized seaweeds dryer, the CAO is hoping to boost the seaweed industry of the city.

He said that before they requested the DA for the amount under the Pamana, the CAO assessed the needs of the fisher folks.

Leuterio said more equipment will be distributed to them sooner.

“We have requested more motorized bancas from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources we also have three on-deck fish landing that will be put up together with the coastal road and there will be more to come,” he said.

Leuterio said several fisher folks organization have reached out to their office to help them with their needs as the CAO aims to boost up the fishery industry in the city.

The agriculture improvement of the city through aiding the needs of the fisher folks and the farmers as well is a part of the 10 priority agenda of Mayor Sara Duterte said Leuterio. 

Topics: City Government of Davao , Sara Duterte , Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources , Municipal Fishery Development Project , Department of Agriculture
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