THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has earmarked nearly P1 billion to mitigate the impact of El Niño, which has already affected over 100,000 fisherfolk in 58 provinces nationwide.

BFAR national director Asis Perez said Thursday that a total of P983.77 million was allotted for projects under the Fisheries Sector National Fisheries Program. This includes intensified resource rehabilitation measures, environment-friendly livelihood projects and resources protection through law enforcement.

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