Php 30 million worth of Fisheries Livelihood Projects awaits for the Most Outstanding Coastal Community
In pursuance of the collaborative efforts of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Regional Office XI (BFAR XI) to involve the coastal municipalities and cities in coastal resource management, BFAR XI is now accepting nominations for this year’s search for the Country’s Outstanding Coastal Community.
Gearing towards “Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan” (MMK), thus, this is a banner program of the BFAR. MMK targets to give recognition to the efforts and initiatives of coastal municipalities and cities towards sustainable fisheries management and development.
The criteria are the following:
1. No illegal fishing;
2. Observance of closed fishing season;
3. Establishment of marine protected areas;
4. Clean coastal waters, without domestic and industrial wastes; and
5. Effective mangrove protection and rehabilitation program.
Here are the Mechanics:
1. All coastal municipalities/cities that have relevant programs and projects based on the criteria which have been operational for at least three (3) years may be nominated or participate in the search.
2. Nomination must be done through or by the Office of the Mayor of the municipal/city government.
3. Nomination forms shall be distributed by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) or can be downloaded from the BFAR’s website.
4. Duly accomplished nomination forms and documentary requirements shall be submitted to the regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for regional technical evaluation. Deadline for submission shall be on or before the scheduled deadline.
5. There shall only be one national winner for outstanding municipality/city that shall bear the title of “Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan”.
6. The National Technical Search Committee’s (NTSC) decision is final and irrevocable once declared by the National Steering Committee (NSC) and affirmed by the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.
7. In order to encourage more LGUs to practice sustainable fisheries management, the top three winners will be not be considered in the subsequent year or any year thereafter.
The submission of nominations will be on the first week of August, 2020.
Regional Winners will receive the following prizes respectively:
First Prize- Plaque + P 2,000,000.00
Second Prize- Plaque + P 1,000,000.00
Third Prize- Plaque + P 500,000.00
For the National Winners, the following are the prizes respectively:
First Prize- Plaque + P 30,000,000.00
Second Prize- Plaque + P 18,000,000.00
Third Prize- Plaque + P 10,000,000.00
These prizes will be in the form of fisheries livelihood projects.
Sumali sa patimpalak para sa mga natatanging pamayanan na may kahanga-hangang pangangasiwa at pangangalaga ng pangisdaan at yamang-tubig.