The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) selected SLSU-JGE Tagkawayan Director, Dr. Felix B. Lampos, Jr. as Permanent Representative to the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) for Fisheries Management Area 12 (FMA 12).
This is under the implementation of FAO 263, s. 2019, entitled, “Establishment of Fisheries Areas (FMAs) for the Conservation and Management of Fisheries in Philippine waters”. Its establishment aims to provide a science-based, participatory and transparent governance framework and mechanism to sustainably manage fisheries in such areas, consistent with the principles of EAFM anchored on food security, and supplementary livelihood for poverty alleviation consistent with the objectives of the Amended Fisheries Code.
The primary role of the SAG is to provide technical advice to the Management Board based on best available data which include but not limited to National Stock Assessment Program (NSAP) results and catch documentation at the municipal level.
Article by: Amiel Jansen Demetrial