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  1. Republic Act No. 8850
  2. Fisheries Administrative Order No. 197, series of 2000

Procedure / Requirements for a 25-year Fishpond Lease Agreement

Annual rental of fishpond is at the rate of One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) per hectare or a fraction thereof.

Surcharges for default of payment of rentals:

Rentals paid from February 1 to March 31
Rentals paid from April 1 to June 30
Rentals paid from July to September 30
Rentals paid from October 1 to December 31
Rental paid after one (1) year


Grounds for the rejection of application for lease:

a. Lack/loss of interest of the applicant;
b. Applicant is not qualified;
c. Failure to comply with any of the requirements of Section 11 of this Order within sixty (60) days from the receipt of Notice of Compliance;
d. Death of the individual applicant;
e. Dissolution of juridical person;
f. Fraudulent, false or misleading statements or information i the application;
g. Occupying or introducing improvements in the area applied for without a fishpond lease agreement; and
h. When public interest so requires.

Ground for cancellation / termination of lease:

a. Violation of existing fishery laws, rules and regulations and other applicable laws;
b. Death of the lessee subject to the rights of legal heirs;
c. Dissolution of juridical person
d. Fraudulent, false or misleading statements or information in the application and/or documents submitted print to or after the issuance of lease;
e. Failure to submit the yearly reports;
f. Failure to pay the rentals and surcharges for two (2) consecutive years;
g. Development of the area other than for fishpond purposes;
h. Failure to comply with the rules and regulations, terms and conditions of the lessee;
i. Sublease oft he area or any portion thereof;
j. LESSEE has acquired citizenship in another country during the existence of the FLA; and
k. Failure of the LESSEE to provide facilities that will minimize environmental pollution, i.e., settling ponds, reservoirs.


List of FLAs duly issued by DA from January 1973 to present

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