In 2013, super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) struck the Philippines. In the worst affected provinces of Leyte and Samar, over 5,500 people died and more than 1,700 people went missing. Shelters and property were washed out; and farming and fishing livelihoods were destroyed. This Catholic Relief Services (CRS) funded project focused on fisheries and aquaculture livelihood assistance for selected affected families by providing field-based technical training, funding support, and guidance. Participants received training in one of six livelihood options of their choice: blue swimming crab, tilapia, group, mud crab, seaweed or milkfish aquaculture.
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