Amended Fisheries Code IRR signed
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Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Amended Fisheries Code, even as commercial fishers opposing the law held a fishers’ strike and held off supplies from markets. According to the Department of Agriculture, the 89-page rules were the result of the 20-day drafting process, which was participated in by commercial fishing companies, government sector, civil society organizations, academe, nongovernment organizations and small fisherfolk. The rules cover specific procedures on how to impose the penalties on fishers who committed illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities. They also lay down the guidelines on the enforcement of various fisheries conservation measures.
Domingo, R. W. (2015, September 26). Amended Fisheries Code IRR signed. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. B3.
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Fishery regulations; Commercial fishing; Fishers; Marketing; Fishery protection; Sustainable fishing; Illegal fishing; International organizations; Poverty alleviation; Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR); Department of Agriculture; Alliance of Philippine Fishing Federation Inc. (APFFI); Oceana Philippines; Pederasyon ng mga Mangingisda sa Buong Pilipinas Inc.; Samahan ng mga Buong Mangingisda sa Navotas; Alcala, Proceso J.; Ramos, Gloria Estenzo; Pascual, Mario G.
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