The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) holds Fishery Regulatory Training for fisherfolks at the municipality of Lagangilang on March 20-21, 2019.
According to Officer In-Charge Junior Cesar Martinez of the Provincial Fisheries Office-Abra, the activity aims to enhance the knowledge of the fisherfolks, barangay officials, and LGUs regarding fishery laws.
He said that instead of arresting the fisherfolks in the province who are practicing illegal fishing, BFAR will help by encouraging them to surrender their illegal and often unsafe devices. The bureau will swap them with legal fishing tools.
Martinez also urged the LGUs in the province to help in the dissemination of the program and stop illegal fishing the province for the conservation of fisheries and other aquatic resources in our rivers for the benefits of the Abreños.