Fishing ban imposed in Batangas
Arnell Ozaeta (The Philippine Star) - November 20, 2016 - 12:00am

BATANGAS, Philippines – Local government units in coordination with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and environment and natural resources office has implemented a 22-day ban on commercial fishing in Balayan Bay.

The fishing ban,which started yesterday, will allow galunggong (round scad) and matambaka (big-eyed scad) to spawn and replenish.

The coastal municipalities of Tingloy, Mabini, Bauan,San Luis, Taal, Lemery, Calaca, Balayan, Calatagan, Lian  and Nasugbu initiated the fishing ban.

Lilian Garcia, BFAR-Region 4 director, said the Department of Social Welfare and Development provided assistance through its cash-for-work program to fisherfolk who were temporarily unemployed because of previous fishing bans.   


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