The Province of Cebu through the Provincial Environment and Natural resource Office (PENRO) held a deputation training for fish wardens last July 28-30.
This was one of the interventions with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource (BFAR)7 to address the encroachment of commercial and illegal fishing in Sumilon Island that is known for its famous butanding and diverse marine ecosystem.
Forty-five fishermen attended the event, a request that came from Oslob Municipal Agriculturist Proceso Bomediano.
The training was designed to capacitate them with the knowledge, skills and attitude to help enforce the fisheries law in their town.
“We are thankful to the Province and to BFAR that after 2008, we have this training to refresh our already deputized fish wardens and to train a new breed to help us protect our municipal waters,” said Oslob Councilor and Committee Chairman on Agriculture Carlos Luzano.
BFAR 7 is expecting endorsement of fish warden-nominees from Oslob 15 days prior to the commencement of the training with their requirements. On the other hand, 55-year-old and over applicants are disqualified but can be deputized by the local chief executive. Cecile Angalot