The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) conducted a two-day workshop for the demarcation of fishery management areas (FMAs) for the marine waters of Mindanao.
The workshop was held in Davao City on 02-03 August 2017 and attended by the representatives from the BFAR regions in Mindanao, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Local Government Units (LGUs), fishery groups, Philippine Coast Guard, and the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute.
Engr. Mario Princer explaining the status of municipal water delimitation for Mindanao LGUs.
Representatives from the Hydrography Branch (HB), led by Cdr. Rosalino C. Delos Reyes, provided technical assistance during the workshop.
BFAR regional representatives presented the status of fishery in their respective regions. Engr. Mario Princer of HB discussed about the status of delineation/delimitation of municipal waters for Mindanao LGUs.
Cdr. Delos Reyes assisting the BFAR representatives during the workshop.
Workshop participants demarcated the FMAs during the workshop proper. The resulting proposed FMAs in Mindanao waters will be used by BFAR in establishing the FMAs for the whole country.
The workshop in Davao is the second in the series of workshops conducted by BFAR for the demarcation of fishery management areas. The first workshop was held in Cebu City last 2016.
The workshops are part of the joint project of NAMRIA and BFAR on the demarcation of FMAs. The special project is expected to produce nautical charts that show the FMAs approved by BFAR.