Flotilla Parade for sustainable fisheries

DAGUPAN CITY — A Flotilla Parade of 30 boats will be held along the Calmay River and the Lingayen Gulf on Sunday morning ahead of the third and final Presidential Debate at University of Pangasinan Phinma from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Diah Abida, communication officer of Greenpeace Philippines which is behind the activity, said this would be participated in by fisherfolk leaders, together with civil society organizations and marine conservation advocates, all calling for sustainable fisheries.

On board their boats, they will sail along the Calmay River unto the Lingayen Gulf and back in a bid to call on the five presidential candidates to include them in their agenda and to address persistent poverty in coastal communities and the deteriorating conditions of the Philippine fishing grounds.

The same group already held a rally in front of University of Pangasinan Phinma on Arellano Street to convey the same message to the presidential candidates not to forget the fishery sector.

Participants to the Flotilla Parade were asked to assemble at the boat loading area near the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) building in Barangay Poblacion Oeste and at the Eduardo Maramba Rest House in Bonuan Boquig. PNA/northboundasia.com