This reader-friendly handbook provides readers with a Filipino version of Chapter 6 on Prohibitions and Penalties of Republic Act 10654 (An Act to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing, Amending Republic Act No. 50, Otherwise Known as “The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998,” and for Other Purposes).
While the Fisheries Code and its amended version are available online, it is a fact that many enforcers, especially those in remote areas, have no access to internet services.
The handbook can be used as a quick guide during actual seaborne operations and in raising the awareness of fishing communities and other key stakeholders about the types of coastal and marine-related activities that are punishable by law.
(Available for download after the book launch on 28 November 2017)