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Inauguration of Tuna Fish Carrier (September 9, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 9 September 2020

Agriculture Secretary William Dar inaugurated the 62-footer fiberglass fishing and patrol boat on September 9 at Mabini, Davao de Oro.

The fishing vessel is equipped with fish hold hatch and chiller supported with four units “Pakura”, which will serve as catcher boats.

Funded by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), the P5.25-million FBCA Davao Pacific Bluefin aims to make the fisherfolk of Davao Region self-sufficient.

Surrounded by vast fishing grounds namely the Davao Gulf, Pujada and Malalag Bays and the insular waters going to Saranggani Bay, Davao region is a source of various fisheries and aquatic species.

As such, the fishing vessel is expected to enable the local fishers to explore fishing grounds beyond the 15-kilometer boundary. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)