Monitoring on for closed fishing violators PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 December 2017 15:00

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-9) and the Philippine Coast Guard have started monitoring violators of a BFAR memorandum which bans the fishing of sardines in waters off Zamboanga Peninsula.

This, after the deployment of patrol boats by both offices at the Sangali Fishing Port last Friday.

The BFAR deployed two patrol vessels, the MCS 3007 AND MCS 3009 including four multipurpose patrol vessels  of the Philippine Coast Guard.

Around a hundred personnel from both offices operated the vessels during the launch of surveillance activities.

Violators face a revocation of license, impounding of boats and the payment of appropriate fines and penalties.

Isidro M. Velayo Jr., BFAR 9 Regional Director said  that the basis for implementing the Closed Fishing Season is BFAR Administrative Circular 255 series of 2014 establishing the closed season for the conservation of sardines in east Sulu Sea, Basilan Strait, and Sibuguey Bay.  (RGAAGo)