“Ini nga aton panhingkamot ini para matagan hin oportunidad an aton mga parupangisda ngan mga gugti nga negosyante nga maibaligya deritso an ira mga isda ngan ha aton mga molupyo nga makapalit ha barato nga presyo tungod nga naibanan na an proseso han pagbaligya,” Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan shares during the meeting last March 21, 2017 at Cocina de Cabral convening fish brokers and fish dealers who will now be transferred to our new and recently-completed fish port located at Catbalogan Pier.
The said project was funded by the Philippine Fishery Development Authority (PFDA) budgeted with P25,000,000.00 on their 2014 Development Accelerated Program (DAP) but was deferred due to unconstitutionality findings by the Supreme Court but was finally completed on 2016.
Purpose of the PFDA project was to construct a facility that will help reduce post-harvest losses by providing a facility that wherein fresh catch can be immediately sold, stored, processed or shipped to markets.
Catbalogan City recorded 5,350 fisherfolks as of December 2014 wherein it ranked 32nd in the whole nation, 10th in the region first for the whole island of Samar, which was recognized as one of the 100 Municipalities of the FishR Program of the Department of Agriculture/ Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) and a recipient of the Gawad Parangal in 2015.
“We have always believed that our people deserve services that are accessible, affordable and available to all,” Mayor Step highlights during the meeting.
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