TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – A total of 1,956,363 pieces of milkfish (bangus) fry were distributed to fisherfolk-beneficiaries in Cagayan as livelihood assistance from the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Regional Office 2 (DA-BFAR R02) in coordination with Local Government Units (LGUs) last May 4, 2023.

The dispersal activity is part of the agency’s regular program which provides input assistance to marginal fisherfolk in its effort to increase fish production and income to achieve DA’s twin goal, “Masaganang Agrikultura, Maunlad na Ekonomiya”.

The beneficiaries expressed their gratitude upon receiving their share of milkfish fry “Marami pong salamat sa mga fry, malaking tulong po ito sa amin, lalo na sa aming kabuhayan.,”

The fisherfolk recipients were from the municipalities of Buguey, Aparri, Gonzaga, Sta. Ana, Sta. Teresita, Abulug, Pamplona, Sanchez Mira, and Claveria, Cagayan.