GUINSILIBAN, Camiguin, September 30 (PIA)—To continuously check and supervise fishing activity in the province as well as strengthen the Republic Act No. 8550 known as the Fisheries Code of 1998, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)- Camiguin Provincial Office conducted the Seaborne Patrol on September 28 at Guinsiliban Port, Barangay North Poblacion.
Gladys Abao of BFAR said that such activity is done to further ensure that fishery resources are not exploited, unlawful fishing practices are controlled, minimized and management arrangements are implemented.
“Basically, it is a data gathering exercise, where enforcement officers are out to observe what is happening in the resource areas, to conduct detailed investigations where problems are perceived, and to take necessary actions to ensure that fisheries management plan (FMP) is followed and that legislation is obeyed,” Abao said.
Various stakeholders joined in the conduct of the said activity along with the Deputy Fish Wardens from Guinsiliban and Sagay.
The Seaborne Patrol is one of the procedural strategies on anti-illegal fishing operations along with the Land/Shore Patrol and Market Denial.(RTP/PIA10)