Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is pictured giving instructions to Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Caraga Director Nerio Casil (right) and Philippine Fisheries Development Authority(PFDA) Assistant General Manager Rodrigo Bulaon (left) during the turnover ceremony of the P44-million municipal fishport and iceplant in Barangay Wakat, Barobo, Surigao del Sur on 7 November 2014. Also in photo are: Mayor Felixberto Urbiztondo (in barong Tagalog) and Vice Mayor Joey Palma of Barobo, a traditional fish and trading center in the province. Around 2,000 fisherfolk from Barobo and nearby communities will benefit from the facilities, which will allow a more efficient handling, storage and marketing of local fish catch.
The Municipal Fishport and Iceplant Project was carried out by PFDA, in tandem with BFAR. PFDA is an attached agency of the DA mandated to provide fishery post-harvest facilities and infrastructure for the efficient handling, distribution and marketing of fishery products..(Mac Garcia, DA OSEC)