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How many Filipino fishermen are there? BFAR allots P2M incentive for 100% fisherfolk registration

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TACLOBAN CITY -- Two million pesos worth of projects await the first 100 local government units nationwide that would record a 100-percent registration of their fisherfolk, according to regional director Juan Albaladejo of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Eastern Visayas.

The nationwide Fisherfolk Registration (FishR) that will kick off on Thursday is jointly facilitated by the National Statistical Coordination Board, Department of Interior and Local Government, and BFAR.

Albaladejo said this effort seeks to come up with the figure of fisherfolk in the country, which currently is not updated. He said BFAR is hopeful that the number of fisherfolk in the country would be known in one year.

The regional director underscored the need to have that information so that the national government may properly determine the budget that should be allotted to the sector.

Meanwhile, in addition to incentives that will be given to the first 100 LGUs, agriculture technicians for fisheries will also receive P15 for every fisherfolk that they bring during the registration.

“We want to finish within a year and we ask LGUs and national government agencies to help us with this registration,” he said.

The registration here will start at 9 a.m. at the Tacloban Astrodome.

Agriculture Secretary Proseso Alcala and Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II are expected to attend the event. 

 

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