By Liezle Basa Inigo
TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN – Seafood KADIWA, a project of the Department of Agriculture, is an instant hit to consumers and fisherfolk in the area after it was launched on May 11 by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 2 office.
Gemma Libunao, Marketing Section Chief of BFAR RO2, disclosed that people have been queuing to their office every time they open the Seafood KADIWA to buy fresh catch seafoods like tambakol, kunig, tangigue, talakitok, blue marlin, tulingan, galunggong and espada.
“Umaga pa lang ay halos nakalahati na ang nasa 300 kilo ng bentang isda sa Seafood KADIWA na nabibili sa abot-kayang halaga”, Libunao said.
Aside from seafood, the KADIWA also sells fishpond products like tilapia, shrimp and malaga. They also sell vegetables for pinakbet and fruits like banana and ripe mangos.
Libunao made clear that they opened the Seafood KADIWA in front of their office to help the fisherfolk in the selling of their catch and at the same time offer the buying public quality fresh seafood, fruits, and vegetables during the general community quarantine (GCQ) period.
Seafood KADIWA is open every second Sunday of the month from morning till afternoon and will go on until the GCQ period is over.