Dipolog conducts training on fishery law enforcement PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 August 2011 17:07

DIPOLOG CITY — Sixty deputized fish wardens have recently completed a three-day training on fishery law enforcement conducted by the City Agriculturist Office (CAO) headed by Dionisio C. Mandawe.

The training aimed to equip the participants with the basic knowledge and skills that are indispensable in enforcing fishery laws.
A group called Dipolog Fishery Law Enforcers (DFLE) consisting of 14 alert teams, six spotter teams and five information officers was also organized during the said training. This group will help the City Fish Warden in running after illegal fishing activities in the area.

City Councilor Kenny Cal Ong, who represented City Mayor Evelyn Uy in the closing program, expressed optimism that the city would again enjoy the abundance of marine resources with the help of the deputized fish wardens. He urged them to assist in the implementation of fishery laws to restore and preserve the marine resources.

Coastal cities and municipalities are always faced with the problem of big fishing vessels encroaching in the municipal waters. Under fishery laws, these big fishing boats are not allowed to fish within the 15-kilometer radius from the shorelines. — PIA