CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FISHERY REGULATORY AND LICENSING

BASILAN | May 3, 2021

A consultative meeting on the Implementation of Fishery Regulatory and Licensing (FAO 198-1 and 197-1) conducted at the MAFAR Provincial Office of Basilan last May 3, 2021.

Present personnel was the PCG, Marina, and MMO’s of each municipality. Together with the Provincial Director Hj. Hanie Muadz A. Junuban, MPA, JD, and Provincial Chief Aquaculturist Abdurasul Sarail.

Mr. Norton Aliman, a Senior Aquaculturist of MAFAR from the Regional Office explain and give clarifications to the rules and regulations of the Fisheries licensing, specified the requirements needed to comply by a registree for them to be successfully attain their licenses in accordance to the legal basis Republict Act 8550 also known as the “Fisheries code of 1998” ammended by RA 10654 and also to give guidelines to the provincial office and lastly is to develop a database of the fishing vessels from province to the regional office.

Meanwhile, the invited parties also had their concerns and current problems discussed, such as those fishing vessels that are illegally able to get into the province area and those fishing vessels that haven’t secured their licenses.

Credits to MAFAR-Basilan

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