As part of the festivity, the local government organized Fisherfolk Day on April 22. In support to the event, the DA-BFAR through Mr. Nazario Briguera, Chief Information Officer heading the Bureau’s Information and Fisherfolk Coordination Unit, met with the local fisherfolk to promote and discuss the Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan or MMK Program, the search for the country’s outstanding coastal community.

He also shared some information on the challenges besetting the country’s marine resources, while emphasizing the sustainable management and development of the fisheries industry.

Present also during the event was Mr. Nilo Consuelo, BFAR Bicol’s Officer-in-Charge of the Production Division who discussed the business opportunities awaiting the local fisherfolk in the newly opened Mariculture Park of Sagnay.