BFAR urged to fast track fishing vessel trackers
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The government needs to install tracking devices in commercial fishing vessels, that has been delayed for four years now. The League of Municipalities of the Philippines in Romblon (LMP-Romblon), Pangisda Natin Gawin Tama and environmental advocacy group Oceana Philippines have called on the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to fast-track the implementation of a vessel monitoring measure (VMM) to protect the country’s municipal waters. Under Republic Act 10654 or the “Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Act of 2015,” all fishing boats of commercial scale must have a tracking device on-board.
Gomez, E. J. (2020, May 21). BFAR urged to fast track fishing vessel trackers. The Manila Times, p. A7.
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Fishing vessels; Tracking; Governments; Illegal fishing; Fishing; Radiometers; FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries; Fishery regulations; League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP)-Romblon; Pangisda Natin Gawin Tama; Oceana Philippines; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Department of Agriculture (DA); Ramos, Gloria Estenzo; Dar, William
- The Manila Times