BFAR leads closed season for fishing in Visayas
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Field Office 6 spearheaded the kickoff of the closed season for fish capture by conducting an information caravan on Nov. 16 and an Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign on Nov. 18. The catching of sardines, herrings and mackerels was prohibited starting Nov. 15 until Feb. 15, 2017 in the Visayas area as enforced by BFAR. The closed season is recognized in the Fisheries Administrative Order (FAO) 167-3, issued on March 26, 2013 amending Fisheries Administrative Order No. 167 series of 1989, which declares a particular period of each year as the closed season for the three most plentiful group of fishes in the Visayan Sea.
Tianero, R. J. (2016, November 18). BFAR leads closed season for fishing in Visayas. Panay News, pp. B9, B15.
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