CITY OF SAN FERNANDO A fishermen's group in San Marcelino town, Zambales province recently received from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Central Luzon a “lambaklad” or eco-friendly fish trap to increase their daily catch and boost their livelihood.

BFAR Regional Director Wilfredo Cruz said on Wednesday that the beneficiary of the P2-million worth "lambaklad" set is the Deep-Sea Fishing Association of Barangay La Paz.

The group's 30 members have already been trained on the technical and capacity-building support on the operation, management and maintenance of the eco-friendly fish trap.

"The lambaklad is a good project. It is environment-friendly. It will give more benefits to the fishers. This will provide more fish catch. The project's objective is to uplift the living conditions of the small-scale fisherfolk by providing them with livelihood intervention that is sustainable and environment-friendly," he said.

"Lambaklad," coined from the Filipino words “lambat” (net) and “baklad” (corral), uses a stationary huge fish trap laid down under the sea. It is a Japanese fishing technology adopted in the Philippines that catches fish through a process of non-harmful allurement.