The Provincial Veterinarian’s Office will conduct a marine animal rescue and medical response training in Carcar City on April 29-30.
The participants will be coming from the local government units of Talisay, Minglanilla, Naga, San Fernando and Carcar. Each LGU is allowed to send five (5) participants. It must include police officers, bantay dagat, barangay animal health aides (if living in the coastal areas), and representatives from their municipal agriculturist offices.
PVO Chief Dr. Mary Rose Vincoy said the program is called Cebu Marine Animal Rescue Network (CMARNET). However, the coverage of the training was expanded to include turtles and sharks.
Vincoy said the participants would be taught on the proper management of the stranding marine mammals in their locality. She further stated that the trading of threatened marine animals is prohibited in the country.
CMARNET is province-wide program of the Capitol to enforce the country’s marine laws that protect the threatened sea wild life. The PVO is already conducting similar trainings in Camotes, and in the second and third district.
The two-day seminar includes workshop and demonstration.