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Sardine fishing ban declared in East Sulu Sea, Basilan Strait, and Sibuguey Bay

BFAR-9 deploys 6 vessels for closed sardine fishing season

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-9 (BFAR-9) has deployed a six-vessel Fishery Protection Regulatory Group (FPRG) to ensure compliance with the three-month closed sardine fishing season in East Sulu Sea, Basilan Strait, and Sibuguey Bay.

The annual closed season from December 1 to March 1 is based on BFAR Administrative Circular (BAC) No. 255, which established the closed season for the conservation of sardines within the country’s three territorial waters.

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