July 3, 2018, Filed under Press Release



LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – In support to the “Ilog Ko, Bilayen Tan Aroen Ko Livelihood Project,” the Provincial Government of Pangasinan launched a Fish-Processing Project of Camaley Fisherfolk Association in the province.

Leading the launching on June 28 at Lingayen Provincial Freshwater Fish Hatchery, Governor Amado I. Espino, III bared that this livelihood project aims to support the marginalized fisherfolk.

The provincial chief executive also urged other interested fisherfolk association especially those who received fish-processing kits on May 1 to draft their request letters for the construction of such facilities and processing centers in their respective areas that will expand their livelihood ventures.

In saying this, he pledged full commitment of his administration with the support of the SangguninangPanlalawigan members led by Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. as he sought for collected efforts and sacrifices of the fishermen for the success of this livelihood project.

Governor Espino also assured that the provincial government with its 14 government hospitals will be the primary consumers of the processed goods produced by the fisherfolk associations.

“We have 14 hospitals and we accommodate meals of more than 2,000 patients daily,” said Governor Espino as he stressed the importance of the partnership between the provincial government and the agri-fishery sector.

As such, he also stated that this undertaking aims to scout “Pangasinan’s best products” to be exported nationally and internationally.

Some of the initial products offered by the CamaleyFisherfolk Association are bangus tinapa, boneless bangus and relyenong bangus and bangus shanghai.

Prior to the program proper, the blessing of the fish-processing facility officiated by Rev. Fr. Hernan C. Caronongan and the inspection of the operations were held.

Aside from tilapia hatchery and plant nursery, the Lingayen Provincial Freshwater Fish Hatchery also houses soil testing laboratory and General Services and Waste Management Unit where local crafts out of recycled materials are on display.

Also present during the program were: Vice Governor Calimlim and some department heads of the provincial government led by Provincial Administrator Nimrod S. Camba.

/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman


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