New fishing regulations mandate monitoring devices for tuna boats
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has published new guidelines for the tuna fishing industry, which for the first time will require monitoring systems specifically for commercial tuna fishing boats. On Wednesday, the BFAR issued Fisheries Administrative Order No. 245-series of 2015, requiring the installation of vessel monitoring systems (VMS) on tuna fishing vessels. The specified equipment was not required under the previous BFAR order issued in 2010 which solely covers the tuna industry, although the agency in 2012 issued general rules about VMS installation in all fishing and support vessels.
Monzon, A. M. (2015, July 2). New fishing regulations mandate monitoring devices for tuna boats. BusinessWorld, p. S1/4.
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Fishery regulations; Monitoring; Fishery industry; Fishing vessels; Private sector; Illegal fishing; Fishing; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Southern Philippines Deep Sea Fishing Association, Inc. (SOPHIL); Alliance of Philippine Fishing Federations, Inc.; European Union (EU); Manila-based Alliance of Philippine Fishing Federations, Inc.; Perez, Asis G.
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