Salt-making alternative to Antique's fisherfolk
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Aside from setting into sea at the onset of the El Niño phenomenon, more Antiqueño fisherfolk are engaging in solar salt-making as their alternative livelihood. Allette Gayatin, Antique Office of the Provincial Agriculture Fisheries division head, said that as part of the El Niño mitigation project, they earlier conducted training on solar salt-making in coordination with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Office 6 for fisherfolk in the coastal towns of Patnongon, Anni-y, Tobias Fornier and Hamtic. Unlike before when saltmakers used bamboo for their traditional method, the solar salt-making uses polyethylene plastic which is less laborious and does not become brittle even under long exposure with the sun, Gayatin said.
Salt-making alternative to Antique's fisherfolk. (2015, December 11). Panay News, p. 6.
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