Paeng damage to fisheries in Bicol reach over P67M
LIGAO CITY — Fisheries in the Bicol region lost P67,975,195.87 due to Severe Tropical Storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) that struck the country on Saturday.
An assessment report released Wednesday by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Bicol said 927 fisherfolk were affected in the region.
“Most of their losses were damaged fishing boats, fishpens, cages, mangroves, fish corrals, seaweed nursery and fishponds,” Nonie Enolva, chief of the Fisheries Resource Management Section of BFAR Bicol, told the Inquirer in a text message.
She said they were preparing a rehabilitation plan for funding to support and help the displaced fisherfolk.
Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief efforts to the families affected by Typhoon Paeng. Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No.: 007960018860 and through Maya