|Increasing Livelihood Opportunities for Fisherfolks Amid COVID-19. PFDA-LFPC supports the official turnover of two units of motorized banca and two units of payao from Quezon LGU to SABIDA, June 26.|
The PFDA - Lucena Fish Port Complex (LFPC) supported the official turnover of two units of motorized fiberglass fishing boats and two units of fish aggregating device (payao) from the Quezon Provincial Office to the fisherfolk members of the Samahan ng mga Bisaya sa Dalahican (SABIDA), June 26, 2020.
LFPC Port Manager Custodio Balaoing joined Third District Representative Aleta Suarez, Second District Representative David “Jay-Jay” Suarez, and Alona Partylist Representative Anna Villaraza Suarez, official representatives of Governor Danilo E. Suarez,, during the turn-over ceremony.
The provision of these fishing equipment is expected to increase the livelihood opportunities among the local fisherfolks of Lucena amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event was coordinated by the local government of Quezon through the Harbor and Market Operations Division (HMOD) and Port Maintenance and Refrigeration Division (PMRD) of PFDA-LFPC.
The payao is a fish aggregating device being deployed by local small-scale fisherfolks to lure pelagic fish species, most notably tunas and round scads, for an increased fish production. (Public Information Division with reports and photos from Lucena Fish Port Complex and Quezon PIO)