CALBAYOG CITY-A fiber glass patrol boat with twin engine was personally turned over afternoon on June 24 by Samar Provincial Fisheries Director Engr. Rolando Ay-ay to Matobato fisherfolks, this city.
The turn-over was more strengthened with the tripartite signing of memorandum of agreement among Director Ay-ay, Mayor Ronaldo P. Aquino, and barangay chairman Ariel Rosales.
Ay-ay, in his message, reminded the fishermen to protect the seas from illegal activities that cause the decline of fish production. Mayor Aquino, for his part, called for their willingness and enthusiasm in running after illegal fishers in order for them to regain its past glory as the leading fish producing barangay in the entire city, and a fish healthy dealer to other parts of the country.
Rosales, meantime, was very thankful to BFAR and Calbayog-LGU for the said service boat he considers “a wish come true”. His also requested for the deputization of their identified fish warden for their “bantay dagat.”
Also in the patrol boat turn-over were City Administrator Rosario Gonzaga, City Agriculturist Adela Ocenar, and City Agriculture and Fishery Council (CAFC) Chair Mike Pedroso. (AIMEE A. CATALAN/PR)