'Closed season' at Visayan Sea starts today
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has declared November 15, 2017, to February 15, 2018, as closed season for sardines, herrings and mackerels fishing, as provided in the Fisheries Administrative Order (FAO) 167-3. A BFAR media release said that FAO 167-3 prohibits the catching, killing, selling or processing the sexually mature sardines, herrings and mackerels or their larvae, fry or young known locally as “lupoy,” “silinyasi,” “linatsay,” or “manansi.” This covers the portion of the Visayan Sea and adjoining waters enclosed by line drawn through the following points and coastlines: from the mouth of the Danac River on the northeastern tip of the Bantayan Island to Madridejos, through the lighthouse on Gigantes Island, to Clutaya island, to Culasi Point in Capiz province, eastward along the northern coast of Capiz to Bulucaue Point in Varles, Iloilo, southward along the eastern coast of Iloilo to the mouth of Talisay River, westward across the Guimaras Strait to Tomonton Point in Occidental Negros, eastward along the northern Coast of the Island of Negros and back to the mouth of Danao River in Escalante, Negros Occidental.
Subong, E. S. (2017, November 15). 'Closed season' at Visayan Sea starts today. The Daily Guardian, p. 3.
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