Congratulations to the Local Government Unit of Tinambac headed by Municipal Mayor Atty. Ruel Brioso Tuy was awarded as 2nd Regional Placer of the recently concluded “Search for the 2020 Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan” sponsored by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Regional Office V.
The MMK is the banner program of the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources which aims to promote fisheries protection and conservation, centers on the significance of sustainably managing our fisheries and aquatic resources, and promotes stakeholder’s engagement to the cause of resource protection and conservation.
The Search for “Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan” aims to recognize outstanding initiatives and contributions of coastal municipalities/cities to sustainable fisheries management.
It has five general criteria:
(1) no illegal fishing
(2) observance of closed fishing season
(3) establishment of marine protected areas
(4) clean coastal waters without domestic and industrial wastes
(5) effective mangrove protection and rehabilitation program
The Top 3 Regional winners will receive Php 2 million, Php 1 million, and Php 500k worth of fisheries livelihood projects, respectively.
Likewise, the Top 3 National winners will receive Php 30 million, Php 18 million, and Php 10 million worth of fisheries livelihood projects.