PRIETO DIAZ, SORSOGON - Fifty-three-year-old Susana Perol of Brgy. Carayat Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon enthusiastically ties seaweed propagules to a polyethylene rope while listening to her transistor radio at the Carayat Seaweed Farmers Association’s (CSFA) 4.35-hectare seaweed area about 300 meters away from the seashore.
A member of the cooperative for three years, she came early to work today to harvest seaweeds and plant seaweed propagules for the next cropping period. Listening to music keeps her alert while doing her job. Perol was among the CSFA members who now use the 10 non-motorized fiberglass boats delivered to the cooperative on July 3, 2017.