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Friday, July 30, 2021

Fishery, pottery boost local economy of Surigao Norte LGU

By Doreen Marielle Rosales

BUTUAN CITY -- To facilitate the gradual recovery of its local economy, the municipal government of Placer in Surigao del Norte continues to support its varying sources of livelihood.

Among those is the production of fishery products. The town of Placer is known for its abundance in various fish types such as tuna, milkfish (bangus), and tilapia as well as other seafood such as squid, seaweeds, and seashell.

With a presence of a port, Placer has also become a trading center for fish products. Fish are delivered to Surigao City, Butuan City, and other parts of Mindanao.

“With the presence of the port and ice plant facilities and favorable accessibility, most fishing boats from other municipalities and provinces load and unload their fish products here in Placer,” the mayor added.

The lady mayor also highlighted pottery as one of its other sources of livelihood.

“Pottery is one of our livelihood programs and is composed of one organization to maintain its sustainability. We have abundant clay deposits at Barangay Bugas-bugas, Suyoc, and Magupange,” she said.

Program beneficiaries have been trained on pottery and are now starting to make clay products like pots.

In addition to traditional sources of farm products such as rice and coconuts, farmers in Placer as well as in neighboring municipalities are also gaining additional income from manufacturing coconets. (DMNR/PIA-Caraga)