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BFAR-Kalinga encourages city, municipalities to form fishery council

Tabuk City, Kalinga - To attain food security and eradicate poverty through fish production, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Kalinga is encouraging the creation of a Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (FARMC) in every municipality and city in the province to help oversee fish production issues and help craft appropriate plans and programs for local fisher folk.

“Diyay FARMC ket isu ti kasla mangkita kadagiti fish issues tayo iti munisipyo da ken isu da met laeng ti agaramid iti plans ken programs da,” BFAR-Kalinga Provincial Officer Joyce Ducyogen said.

Under DILG Memorandum Circular No. 59, series of 2018 pursuant to Executive Order No. 240, series of 1995, integrated FARMC’s shall be created in municipalities and cities with waters like rivers, lakes, gulf, and dams. The Local Government Units (LGUs) shall also provide full support and assistance to fisherfolk in their locality in the formulation of FARMCs.

Ducyogen said that FARMC will be helpful in identifying concerns and issues of fisher folks in different barangays to be addressed in order to increase fish production.

“Daytoy a council ti agaramid da iti resolution da met laeng nu anya dagiti kailangan dagiti fisherfolks nga isu ti maiyeg kenyami ta isu met laeng ti kitaen tayo tapnu umado ti fish production da,” Ducyogen said.

In order to sustain those fish development assistance like fingerlings and feeds, Ducyogen said appropriate intervention shall be provided to local fisher folk through FARMC, as this government program is really meant for their economic well-being.

“Dagitoy a fish assistance nga it-ited tayo ket para kenyada. Dapat ma-sustain through appropriate programs and interventions isu a dapat ag-create da iti FARMC tapnu makita dagiti fish issues da,” Ducyugen stressed.

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