SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Sept 11 (PIA) — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 1 (BFAR1) spearheaded a five-day ‘Deputy Fish Warden Training’ in the region to further equip the deputy fish wardens, Bantay Dagat operatives and other fisheries stakeholders of La Union with updates and skills in Fisheries Law Enforcement (FLE).
About 62 individuals participated in the training where several topics were tackled which include practical navigation, introduction and operation of Global Positioning System, roles of deputy fish wardens or FLE officers and the grounds for the revocation of authority, Fisheries Code of 1998 and related fisheries administrative orders, Provincial Information and Tourism Officer Israel O. Rudio stated.
He said that devolved functions to local government units, composition of municipal or fisheries and aquatic resources management councils, recognition on fishing gears, stock assessment principles, fisherfolk registration system, marine mammal standing response, detection of illegal caught fish were also among the topics discussed at the BFAR-Regional Mariculture Technology Demonstration Center, Paoay Lake in Ilocos Norte.
Governor Manuel C. Ortega recognized BFAR’s continued support in the protection and development of the province’s marine resources, Virginia S. Balancio, chief of the Agricultural Center-Office of the Provincial Agriculturist here, said.
Rudio said that the activity was sponsored by the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) and Abono Partylist, primarily on materials and kits used by the participants from the PGLU, Philippine National Police and LGU- Baloan and City Government of San Fernando.
Meanwhile, Mary Ann A. Solomon of BFAR 1 reminded participants that beyond all of the organizer’s efforts and resources lies the essence of public service, the very core of responsive government service. (ANL/MHH-PIA 1 La Union with reports from Israel O. Rudio, PGLU)