Through the funding of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the intervention of the Local Government Unit of San Jose under the administration of Mayor Antonio B. Chavez through the Municipal Agriculture Office headed by Mrs. Grace T. Santelices, Acting Municipal Agriculturist, the installation of Lambaklad in Sabang, San Jose, Camarines Sur was successfully completed on May 2017.
The one-hectare Lambaklad Project had amounted to Five Million Sixteen Thousand Pesos ( P5,016,000.00) wherein, the LGU San Jose has a 10% counterpart under the Buttoms-Up Budget (BUB).
It was constructed immediately by the beneficiaries, the Sabang Lambaklad Association composing of thirty-one (31) members from the barangays of Sabang (26), Adiangao (2), Manzana (1), Tagas (1), and Dolo (1) upon the delivery of the materials on May 3, 2017.
Lambaklad is a passive kind and environment-friendly fishing gear that catches fish through allurement. It catches fish through its behavioral characteristics by guiding them to swim towards the net’s entrance which eventually ends at the bag or cod-end. The fishers are to check the gear every 4:00 a.m and 5 p.m if there are already catches.
During the first catch on July 2017, the fishermen were able to collect one (1) ton of fishes followed by six hundred (600) kilos on the same month.
The beneficiaries of the project had gone through a Capability Training prior to the installation. Included topics in the training were: Hands-On Training on Lambaklad Fishing Technology; Training Orientation on the Management of the Project; and Actual Training on the Installation and Operation of the Project. Scuba Diving which is also under the training process is yet to be scheduled on October 2017. The training was facilitated by the technicians from BFAR.
As a way of gratitude, the Sabang Lambaklad Association has been doing coastal clean-up in the shore of Sabang every end of the month.