50 fiberglass boat given to GenSan fishermen
The Department of Agriculture (DA) gave some 50 units of fiberglass fishing boats which will benefit one hundred poor fisher folk families in the coastal villages of General Santos City.
The turnover was held Thursday in the MSv Fishing Compound in Barangay Bawing, Gen. Santos City, according to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol.
During the turnover, fishermen were also asked to participate in the campaign against illegal fishing in their communities.
In addition to the fishing boats which included engines, nets and hooks, the fishermen were also each given a grant of P2,000 to serve as a start-up capital.
The DA’s Fb Pagbabago program aims to distribute 200,000 fiberglass boats in five years.