Carmen town in Cebu gets P2M fish landing center


Good news for fishermen in Carmen town in northern Cebu: They are to benefit from a P2-million fish landing center recently inaugurated in the town.

Governor Hilario Davide III led the turnover ceremony of the new Community Fish Landing Center in Carmen town, the provincial government said.

Also in attendance at the turnover for the facility, a project of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas, were representatives from four fishermen’s associations from Barangays Cogon East, Luyang, Malbago and Dawis Norte.

Other government officials present were barangay captains including:
– Rosalyn Bontia of Cogon East
– Jasmin Padin of Barangay Cantumog
– Aireen Bontia of Dawis Norte

In his speech, Davide said the provincial government has been doing its best to protect the livelihood of the fishers’ groups in Cebu.

For his part, BFAR-7 OIC Nilo Catada urged the Carmen local government to register all its fisherfolks, as well as their fishing boats or bancas.

Catada also said the BFAR is to unveil soon another fish landing facility in the southern town of Argao.