COMMUNITY FISH LANDING CENTER (CFLC) PROJECT

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COMMUNITY FISH LANDING CENTER (CFLC) PROJECT

On July 14, LLDA, led by GM Jaime Medina, joined the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the mayors of Rizal and Laguna for the MOA signing of the Community Fish Landing Center (CFLC) Project at the Municipal Hall in Tanay, Rizal.

In attendance were Mayor Caesar Perez (Los Banos), Mayor Joe Padrid (Bay, Laguna), Mayor Vicente Amante (San Pablo), Mayor Raul Gonzales (Victoria), Mayor Edgardo Ramos (Pila), Mayor Domingo Panganiban (Sta. Cruz), Mayor Popoy Rafanan (Pangil), Mayor Eduardo Tibay (Siniloan), Mayor Ronald Sana (Mabitac), Mayor Eleonor Pillas (Jala–Jala), Mayor Dan Masinsin (Pililla), Mayor Rex Tanjuatco (Tanay), Mayor Cesar Ynares (Binangonan), and the representative of Mayor Timmy Chipeco (Calamba).

The BFAR, in cooperation with LLDA and the Phil Fisheries Development Authority, headed the CFLC Project, which aims to establish fish landing centers in coastal cities and municipalities across the country. The fish landing center serves as an access terminal, or “bagsakan” of harvest of fisherfolk, which helps generate income for the locality and aid the fisherman in selling their catch.

“LLDA commits to helping the BFAR by identifying municipalities that will benefit the most from such a project. Aside from the small fishermen, the recipient communities have much to gain from the income generated by the CFLC,” shares GM Medina. “We look forward to turning over more centers to nore municipalities in the future."