By Liezle Basa Iñigo
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — The provincial government of Pangasinan recently awarded gill nets and fish processing kits amounting to P4.5 million to 73 fisherfolk associations in 12 localities of the province.
Gov. Amado Espino III led the distribution of the fishing equipment to the beneficiaries from the towns of Agno, Anda, Bani, Infanta, Dasol, Sual, Binmaley, Lingayen, Labrador, San Fabian, Rosales and Alaminos City at a ceremony held at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center gymnasium.
Espino told the beneficiaries to take care of their livelihood and encouraged them to exert more effort in engaging in other income-generating activities in order to uplift their income and establish other opportunities to ensure better future for their family and for the fishing industry.
The governor also thanked the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) led by Regional Director Nestor Domenden for the support it has been extending even during the previous administration when the project was launched two years ago.