The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) 7 inaugurated on Tuesday Bohol’s 11th Community Fish Landing Center (CFLC) which is built within the public market of Ubay.
The CFLC, funded by the National Anti-Poverty Commission and Fisheries Development Authority, was formally turned over by BFAR 7 director Allan Poquita to Ubay Mayor Constan Reyes.
A total of P3 million was allotted for the construction of the facility.
Ubay’s local government unit also reportedly contributed a sum for the project’s completion.
The facility is replete with processing stations, post-harvest facilities, a freezer, and an area for assemblies of fishing groups.
According to BFAR Bohol chief Leo Bongalos, construction of fish landing centers is part of the government’s initiative to promote inclusive growth in the fishing industry.
The program is also expected to lower prices of fish that are sold near communities, he said.
Earlier, BFAR said that it plans to build 14 CFLC’s in the province while construction of the same facility in Lila is still ongoing.
Two more CFLC’s are set to be constructed in Panglao and Dauis.
So far, the BFAR has turned over CFLS’s in Inabanga, Tubigon, Bien Unido, Carlos P. Garcia, Getafe, Baclayon, Anda, Talibon, Loon and Ubay.