New strategy for the fishing industry
New fisheries management strategy shall be implemented for this month’s sardine fishing season. According to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatics Resources (BFAR) Zamboanga Peninsula Office, it starts with an information caravan on the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management or (EAFM).
Under EAFM, 12 Fisheries Management Areas (FMAs) were established through BFAR Administrative Order 263 for a more coordinated policy development and implementation. The AO aims to conserve and manage the fisheries in Philippine waters. It seeks to provide a science-based, participatory and transparent governance framework and mechanism consistent with the principles of EAFM.
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