DA distributes fiberglass boats to Bohol fishermen
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has recently turned over 55 units of motorized fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) boats to local fishers of Bohol.
The 22-footer FRP boats were distributed to fisherfolk-beneficiaries of the 33 coastal barangays of Loon, including its island barangays.
Under the F/B Pagbabago Program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), the boats were awarded to Loon for being one of the top ten local government units nationwide with a high percentage of registered fisherfolk under the National Program for Fisherfolk Registration (FishR).
Implemented through the “Bangka Ko, Gawa Ko” scheme, the beneficiaries underwent hands-on training on boat fabrication. Boats were constructed within a 60-day period.