Distribution of Fishing Gears and Paraphernalia
As mentioned in the Fisheries Code Section 24, part of the Bureau’s mandate is to provide support to municipal fisherfolk through appropriate technology and research, credit, production and marketing assistance such as provisions of fishing boats utilizing reinforced fiberglass materials as alternatives to wood. Moreover, the Bureau also conducts training for fisherfolk in the design, construction and operation of fishing gears.
For FY2023, the Bureau aims to distribute 11,514 units of fishing gear/paraphernalia to 10,3797 individuals and 1,541 group beneficiaries nationwide. This is composed of 229 payaos, 4,686 hook and lines, 270 trap gears, 3,710 net gears, 216 marine engines and 1,461 other fishing gears that subsequently will help the beneficiaries increase their income and production as well.