To help protect and manage marine resources, the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) has provided support to the fishermen in the Municipality of Cordova for the implementation of a closed fishing season.
Every year, Cordova implements a closed fishing season from March to May in its municipal waters to prevent overfishing of certain fish stocks and allow supplies to recover.
On April 25, 2022, CCLEC turned over materials for the building of three motorized boats, which will be used by fishermen to patrol the municipal waters, and various signage for the Closed Season Fishing Project at the Cordova Municipal Hall.
“The objective of this project is to uplift the socio-economic condition of the municipal fisherfolk while strengthening their involvement in the wise utilization, protection, conservation, and development of marine water resources,” said Eugenio Ventura Jr., chairperson of the Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (MFARMC).
Aside from Ventura, the materials were also received by MFARMC Vice Chairperson Pedro Eredera and other MFARMC members.
“This project is part of our continuous commitment to provide support to the communities and areas surrounding the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) and work with them towards environmental protection and sustainability,” said Allan G. Afon, CCLEC President and General Manager.
CCLEC is the builder of the 8.9-kilometer modern toll expressway that directly links Cordova to the mainland Cebu through the South Road Properties in Cebu City.
Since 2019, CCLEC also provides an annual livelihood program to the fishermen of Cordova and Cebu City.
CCLEX, which was opened to the motoring public on April 30, 2022, is expected to decongest traffic and make traveling more convenient, and generate more trade activities and open greater economic opportunities for Cebu and the Visayas region.