ORIENTATION ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AREA FOR THE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES IN PHILIPPINE WATERS[February 3, 2021]
Cotabato City- The MAFAR Fisheries Sector conducted an orientation on the Establishment of Fisheries Management Area (FMA) for the Conservation and Management of Fisheries in Philippine waters, spearheded by Dr. Macmod D. Mamalangkap, Director II for Fisheries Services and Mr. Hairodin Arap, Supervising Aquaculturist at the Fisheries Conference Room, MAFAR compound, Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
MAFAR Minister Mohammad S. Yacob expressed his gratefulness and pleasure from the neighboring region, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR XII) for their collaborative effort and support especially during this transition period and to share their knowledge and expertise in this field.
He reiterated that the prime objective of the Fisheries Sector is the conservation of the fisheries areas and to promote the increase in fisheries production thru the establishment of hatcheries from the mainland Maguindanao and Lanao de Sur up to the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi.
It ushers a new era of fisheries governance, as it delineates the entire Philippine waters in a management areas for as science-based, participatory and transparent governance framework.