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‘CLOSED SEASON’ Visayan Sea fishing ban starts

first_img* Roxas City,Pilar, Pontevedra, President Roxas in Capiz; “Bawal gid angpagbaligya, pagbakal, position kagpagpanguha sang amo na nga species sang isda forthree months kay may penalties ka kon madakpan kaw,” Aparristressed. * E.B.Magalona, Victorias City, Manaplan, Sagay, Cadiz City, and Escalante City inNegros Island; The amended administrative orderspecifies the prohibitions and the corresponding penalties for the violatorslike imprisonment for six months to six years and fine of P6,000, depending onthe gravity of the offense. BFAR-6 director Remia Aparri said thethree-month period has been marked as the spawning season of pelagic fish species. The Visayan Sea, one of the country’slargest fishing grounds, is surrounded by the islands of Cebu and Negros to thesouth; Masbate to the north; Panay to the west; and Leyte to the east. According toAparri, all stakeholders should know of the significant intentions ofimplementing this policy. * Seas innorthern Iloilo from Barotac Nuevo towards Carles; “Nagapakita nga amoni ang period sang breedingor spawning season sang tatlo ka species nga isda. So, dapati-allow naton ang magagmay nga mga isda para magdalagku and i-allow natonang nagabusong, nagabihod nga isda para mag-contribute sang population dirasang isda sa Visayan Sea,” explained Aparri, citingscientific studies. ILOILO – Catching, trading, selling, andmarketing of sardines, herring and mackerel in the Visayan Sea are prohibitedfor three months. center_img According toAparri, the three-month fishing ban covers the following areas: The Bureau of Fisheries and AquaticResources (BFAR) in Western Visayas has enforced the “closed season” on Friday.The ban will end on Feb. 15 next year. “Nagapanawaganako liwat sa tanan nga stakeholders, sa aton mangingisda kag saaton nga local government units nga magbuylog anay kita forthree-months nga indi kamo magpanguha da sang involve nga fishspecies,” hambal ni Aparri. * BantayanIsland in Northern Cebu She enjoined local governmentofficials and coastal communities to cooperate with the bureau in its effort toconserve and protect the existing marine species at the Visayan Sea. “Very critical nga kon ma-manage or mapatumannaton ang  FAO No. 167-3 ngaamo ni closed season kayma-ensure naton nga maga-damoang amo ni klasi sang isda after three months and this willsupport sang aton population for fish for this generationand future generation,” she added. Aparri said they have intensifiedinformation drive by educating fishermen on the salient provisions of theFisheries Administrative Order (FAO) 167-3, the policy that establishes theannual closed season at the Visayan Sea. The BFAR-6chief also enjoined commercial fishing vessel operators to comply with thepolicy and avoid encroaching on the portion where fishing of the pelagicspecies has been banned./PNlast_img read more


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