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BFAR to build 6 fishing vessels worth more than P1 billion in 2018

The government is targeting to build six fishing vessels with a combined worth of more than P1 billion over the next three years to further reduce the economic losses that the country is incurring from illicit fishing practices.

The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) said yesterday it already commenced the construction of two new multi-mission offshore vesselst at Josefa Slipways, Inc., a medium category local shipyard based in Navotas City.

During the ceremonial laying of keels for the two ships, DA undersecretary for fisheries Asis Perez said the government is targeting to build as much as six fishing vessels in order to strengthen the country’s fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

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