Learn interesting and factual insights about Fisheries Management Area 8 and be informed of the holistic and scientific fisheries management actions being undertaken to conserve and protect the abundant resources of our FMA. Gain new knowledge and transform this into meaningful actions. Be with our drive towards sustainable fisheries management for the present and future generations!
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– Dr. Juan D. Albaladejo
Existing Integrated Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (IFARMC) and other Local Government Unit (LGU) alliances covered inside the subject FMA form part of the FMA as coalitions.
The municipal or city government retains jurisdiction over municipal waters within the FMA, while Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) continue to exercise jurisdictions beyond municipal waters and commercial fisheries.
Each FMA must create its own Management Body (MB) composed of multi-stakeholders from government, non-government institutions, fisheries sector, and where appropriate, Indigenous Peoples.
A scientific advisory group (SAG) must be established by the MB, from government, non-government, and academic institutions, to provide technical advice to the MB.
FMAs or sub-FMAs under the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) will be governed by the Expanded NIPAS Act.
Reference points provide guidance on determining whether stock abundance is too low or fishing pressure is too high. Reference points in a fishery include the limit or level that should be avoided; a target, which should be achieved or maintained; and, a buffer to avoid stock collapse.
Harvest Control Rules are a set of well-defined management actions that set, describe and adjust harvest rules and regulations based on stocks reference points.
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