Agriculture

Davao City gets P2 million worth of project from DA

November 3, 2016 By

The City Government of Davao received P2 million from the Department of Agriculture. The money will be used for the implementation of programs and projects intended to improve the livelihood of fisherfolk in Davao City.

The city received the money for its good performance and compliance of the Municipal Fishing Vessels and Gears Registry (BoatR) Program.

Davao City was one of the 100 cities and municipalities in the country that completed the BoatR Program. The award was given October 21 — in line with the 53rd celebration of the Fisheries Week at the Philippine Coconut Authority Compound in Diliman, Quezon City.

BoatR is a system established to fast-track and complete the registration of fishing vessels and fishing gears as required by Executive Order No. 305 series of 2014 and the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998.

The data generated from BoatR will be utilized by the government to identify programs and projects for the fishing sector.

Primo Humilde, Aquaculturist at the City Agriculturist Office, said the office has registered more than 900 motorized and non-motorized fishing vessels in Davao. CIO