As part of joint seaborne operations by the DA-BFAR’s Fisheries Protection and Law Enforcement Group (FPLEG) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), three fishing vessels conducting illegal fishing operations were apprehended in the Manila Bay last March 17, 2021.
The fishing vessels FBca JAMZYRIC, FBca JOSWYNE BROOKES and FBca 5 BROTHERS were caught using trawl fishing gear inside municipal waters in violation to Section 86 (Unauthorized Fishing) and Section 95 (Use of Active Gears in Municipal Waters, Bays, and Other Fishery Management Areas) of RA 8550 as amended. The fishing vessels were then escorted to El Varadero, Sangley Point, Cavite City for proper documentation and filing of Administrative charges.
The DA-BFAR continues to urge the public to be watchful and report any illegal fishing activities to the nearest BFAR Regional Office or Local Government Unit.
The Philippines' Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, abbreviated as BFAR, is an agency of the Philippine government under
the Department of Agriculture responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of the Philippines'
fisheries and aquatic resources.
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