A FISHERS group called on the Department of Agriculture (DA) to scrap its plan to import fish and instead push for quick and concrete rehabilitation of the livelihood of affected local fisherfolk whose fishing gears and boats were swept away by the recent typhoon.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said that importation of frozen fish for areas in the Visayas and Mindanao that were hit by Typhoon "Odette" will "not stabilize the fish supply and market prices."

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