PAYAO HARVEST was held yesterday, July 16, in Casiguran, Aurora. More than 1 metric ton of “tulingan” was collected. Payaos are fish aggregating devices installed to provide artisanal and small-scale fishermen with livelihood support.
In payao areas, only hand-line fishing is allowed. Smaller fishes in the surface that serve as food to the bigger ones in the bottom are spared, making payao fishing more sustainable.