Regional fishport facility slowly rising in Calabanga . This is a photo update on the regional fishport facilities now in construction phase in San Miguel bayside barangay of Sabang in Calabanga town of Camarines Sur.
The facility is coming into physical reality, the product of Philippines House of Representatives Bill number 201 which was passed on Monday, the 23rd of July 2012 and approved and signed by President Benigno Aquino III on September 6, 2013 as Republic Act number 10624.
Much earlier, reported here, that the Bureau of Fishiries and Aquatic Resources will provide P6-M for the rehabilitation of San Miguel bay and P20-M for the proposed regional fishport infrastructure that will be located in Calabanga town of Camarines Sur. The fishport will include an ice plant and fish storage facilities.
The fishermen support the proposed BFAR rehabilitation of the bay as Mayor Severo promised to add P1-M more coming from the economic development fund of the local government.
San Miguel Bay is considered one of the richest fishing area in the region. There are 74 coastal barangays with an estimated population of (over) 93,000 residents whose main source of income are fishery, agriculture and forestry. Data showed there are about 11,000 fisherfolks in the fringes of the coastal areas of the bay.