The National Council for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) said on Friday it was allowing certain fishing activities on Lake Taal from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. amid unrest at Taal Volcano.
“Hindi po pinahihintulutan ang pangingisda on Taal Lake Maliban with binigyang permeto and fish cage operators / keepers for emergency harvesting, feeding and removal of dead fish. Mayroon pong window hours from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Salamat in, ”the NDRRMC said in a message.
(Fishing is not allowed in Taal Lake, but fish cage operators / keepers have been given permission to collect, feed and remove dead fish as a matter of urgency. Opening hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
The Protected Areas Management Board (PAMB) has banned waste collection on Volcano Island, according to a Balitanghali report from Saleema Refran.
Fishermen have asked for longer window hours, saying the ban affects their livelihoods.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), however, has asked fishermen to respect the set window times and not attempt to set sail at night or at dawn due to poor visibility.
The Taal volcano still remains at Alert Level 3, with barangays under lockdown in the towns of Laurel and Agoncillo in Batangas.
In another Balitanghali report by James Agustin, fishermen were seen loading their boats with food at dawn after the window hours were announced.
Anglers who fish beyond the authorized window hours will be warned at the first violation. However, the licenses of fish cage operators could be revoked on the second violation. —KBK, GMA News
For a number of people who enjoy fishing salmon around Campbell River, activity has slowed down, but people who caught fish in October will have salmon at the table.
For many, smoked salmon is a favorite during the holiday season and there is still a window of opportunity to go out and catch a wintery spring. A handful of local residents will venture out in December in good weather and even going out to set up crab and shrimp is still doable. Winter springs are present and staying close to shore can be a way to get a 14 pound Spring Salmon, and yes, plenty of undersized fish are present. Those who venture outside have managed to fish 200 feet of water and deeper around Willow Point.
At Kelsey Bay last week, the water between the wharf and Hardwicke Island was like glass and a number of whales were seen about 300 yards away. The kelp beds are located to the right of the dock and if you’re ready to go out, set up a rod as there are a number of plaice, rock fish, and salmon that can be hooked up. There is plenty of room to gear up and spend a few hours in the afternoon on sunny days.
The Salmon River is high and can drift at this time of year and depending on the level of rainwater it will turn from brown to dark green. All catches are taken and released in the river and good reports have been received for cutthroat trout, but no report for rainbow trout. Fly fishermen will go further to the Adam and Eve Rivers, but snow accumulations will hamper movement in the area during the winter months. Due to COVID-19, movement is restricted and social distancing is ordered and everyone must wear a face mask while stopping to refuel or go to a restaurant.
Since March we have been facing the COVID pandemic and it seems long and we are still wearing a face mask. Online shopping has taken off and the holiday season will be different this year. More and more people are staying at home and those who had planned to travel have already changed their plans.
For people who don’t go fishing, there are a number of new fishing books out there and some anglers might try to get into fly tying for the winter. I have a feature coming up on fly tying and new materials are available that are pretty easy to use. They are also easy on the paperback. I am in the process of preparing a number of packages of fly tying material and they will be distributed free of charge, with a pickup location to be determined.
Hopefully the windy days will wear off and I might have the chance to wet a few flies locally in the coming weeks. A few years ago, a sign was posted on Discovery Pier stating that Santa’s favorite salmon is a co ho ho. Whether you’re fishing for salmon or trout hopefully you can get out there and have fun in zone 13 or hike the many trails and cast a fly or a lure and spend some time fishing in the months to come while on vacation. .
Fishermen will be allowed to resume their fishing activities and the sale of fish at the Karachi fishing port under strict security measures, the Sindh Livestock and Fisheries Department said in a notification issued on Sunday.
According to the notification, the Karachi Fish Harbor Authority (KFHA) will ensure that Sindh government’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) are followed by all stakeholders involved, in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Therefore, all fishermen and port workers were urged to practice social distancing, wear masks and gloves, and use disinfectants.
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The notification also calls for several other precautions, such as strict adherence to the new disembarkation times for all types of boats – between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. – and the gathering of up to four people anywhere in the port.
Additionally, only authorized members of the KFHA and Fishermen’s Cooperative Society (FCS) will be permitted to enter the port, while no vendors will be permitted to enter at all.
The notification also stated that those authorized to enter the port could only do so through designated disinfection doors installed by the FCS.
Processing plants must also ensure that their facilities are operating with the absolute minimum number of employees required; failure to meet this obligation will result in legal proceedings, the notification warned.
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In the meantime, several SOPs have been established regarding the fishing activities themselves. Fishermen and their crew, upon arriving in port with their catch, should stay on their boats as fish auctions will be conducted from there.
For the auction, a representative of the FCS, a mole-maker (authorized representative) and no more than five buyers will be admitted to the site. After the auction, the catch will be transported directly to processing plants on vehicles, with the help of up to five workers.
After each auction is over, the FCS must spray disinfectants all over the piers and port.
Fishermen at sea can now play a key role in the conservation and management of marine fish stocks. A new program called the Irish Marine Recreational Sea Angling Survey will collect information on recreational catches along the coast and at sea.
The data collected will improve the management of the stocks, thereby helping to increase the availability of fish in the future.
Following new legislation from the European Commission which obliges EU member states to report recreational catch data, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has established this new program to give a clear picture of the relationship between fishing activities. fishing and stock levels.
A sea fishing diary application, currently in development, will allow fishermen to share and compare catch data with other participants. There will also be monthly prizes for active participants.
IFI CEO Dr Byrne said: “If we have strong evidence and verifiable data on fish stocks, then we can make informed management decisions.
* A recruitment drive launched for Seasonal Fishery Officers will see successful applicants supporting the development of Ireland’s fishery resources during the summer period in six districts.
The roles are available on a six month basis starting Monday May 11 and will include training. Interviews are scheduled for April 1 and 2.
The locations for the new positions will be based in the following districts: Eastern River Basin District (RBD); RBD from the south-east; RBD from the southwest; Shannon RBD; RBD West and RBD North West.
Roisin Bradley, Head of Human Resources at IFI, said: “We are looking for candidates who are passionate about developing and protecting our fisheries resources, who value the natural environment and who have excellent people skills. We look forward to welcoming new members to our team in the spring.
The deadline for submitting applications is Monday March 16. To learn more about the roles and how to apply, visit Fisheriesireland.fr/careers.
* Natural Resources Wales has made improvements to allow fishermen of all skill levels to access the River Tawe in Clydach, Swansea, to practice their sport of river fishing.
The work involved building trails, steps and platforms to provide safe access to riverine sites, while working closely with the local Mond Angling Society to develop their angling infrastructure.
Club secretary Mike Oliver said: “These much-needed upgrades will allow our younger, older and disabled members to access the river and the new steps on the Swansea side of the Glais Bridge mean we will be able to access the river. downstream for the first time. “
* The Kilroy Cup will be fished on Saturday March 21 on Lough Sheelin from Kilnahard Pier from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be prizes for the heaviest fish and the entry fee is € 20. The minimum competition size limit for trout is 16 inches.
Permits will not be available for sale at the jetty in the morning, but you can purchase a permit in advance at the Kilnahard Fisheries Office in the morning.
Members of the Mandurah public are encouraged to report shady fishing behavior. FishWatch is a 24/7 hotline for quickly and easily reporting sightings and suspicions of illegal fishing activity, as well as reports of aquatic pests and diseases, including fish kills . Illegal fishing can include someone casting a net in the river, exceeding their catch or possession limits or catching small fish, fishing in a closed area, having more fishing gear in the water than ‘he shouldn’t, or sells or attempts to sell recreational fish. In July of this year, a member of the public reported to FishWatch a fishing net left unattended in the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands containing large numbers of fish. Fishery officers went there and removed the illegal net. Their subsequent inspections and investigations led them to someone who has since assisted them with their investigations. In the southern state, Operation Shadowedge began in May this year with resources allocated to strategically focus on illegal commercial and recreational fishing activities. Public reporting and support via FishWatch greatly helps this operation. Reports made via FishWatch are treated in the strictest of confidence.
Members of the Mandurah public are encouraged to report shady fishing behavior.
Fishwatch is a 24/7 hotline for quickly and easily reporting sightings and suspicions of illegal fishing activity, as well as reports of pests and aquatic diseases, including fish kills.
In July of this year, a member of the public reported to FishWatch a fishing net left unattended in the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands containing large numbers of fish. Fishery officers went there and removed the illegal net.
Their subsequent inspections and investigations led them to someone who has since assisted them with their investigations.
In the southern state, Operation Shadowedge began in May this year with resources allocated to strategically focus on illegal commercial and recreational fishing activities.
Public reporting and support via FishWatch greatly helps this operation.
Reports made via FishWatch are treated in the strictest of confidence.
A man has been landed with a bill over £ 5,000 for damaging fishing activities in a marine protected area off the west coast of Dorset.
In a case heard by Weymouth Magistrates’ Court, the vessel Cristal Waters FY34 was found to have used scallop dredges in the Lyme Bay Marine Protected Area, contrary to the Fishing Gear Regulations 2016. fishing towed by the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA).
The court heard that on July 5 last year the boat was intercepted by an IFCA southern fisheries protection vessel about three miles off Burton Bradstock and 200 meters inside the protected area.
It was observed that there were scallop dredges on the side of the vessel that were full of scallops.
The captain of the Plymouth-based ship Cristal Waters, Matthew David Bull, 40, from Exmouth, Devon, failed to appear in Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on January 21 to respond to the charges and in his absence , he was fined £ 3,000. , costs of £ 2,192 and a victim fine surcharge of £ 170, for a total of £ 5,362.
Southern IFCA is responsible for managing the region’s offshore fisheries. It has a series of regulations to protect fisheries and the marine environment and operates four patrol vessels in coastal waters.
After the case, Robert Clark, Managing Director of Southern IFCA, said: “The Lyme Bay Marine Protected Area is designated for the protection of the mudstone reefs for which it is considered one of the best areas in the UK. United. The protected mud stone reefs provide habitat for species such as sea fans, sponges and corals. These habitats in turn attract many fish and shellfish.
“Fishing is allowed in the marine protected area, as long as the activities do not harm the seabed or the conservation of nature. The coastal fishing communities of Lyme Regis, West Bay and beyond depend on this productive ecosystem for their livelihoods.
“Illegal fishing, which damages reefs, threatens both the marine environment and these coastal fishing communities. Southern IFCA regulations protect this important and fragile habitat.
Lokpobiri decried that “all the illegal activities going on, where people just come into our waters and after fishing they tranship to another vessel…”
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The federal government has expressed its dissatisfaction with illegal fishing activities carried out, mainly by foreigners, especially without liability.
The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, who said this recently in Abuja, revealed that the ministry had made it a prerequisite for any wish to become a fishing owner.apply for a license or renew your boat license to have all the equipment in place.
Lokpobiri decried that “all the illegal activities going on, where people just come into our waters and after fishing they tranship to another vessel, and there is no record of what they took in our waters. artisanal, is a major challenge that we need to take up in Nigeria and in the member states of the under-region.
“What we are trying to do is that for any license, any fishing license to be issued or renewed, one of the new policies that we have developed with the Nigerian Navy is that you have to install the VMS, from where from navy headquarters and regional offices in Calabar they can see all of our ships in Nigerian waters.
He further stated that the government has “also discovereder that most cases of hacking were rigged. Your own crew in your own ship will create a scenario where they will say oh they were attacked and all the fish were taken. These are some of the problems we have with transshipment at sea. You invest in a vessel, you send them, you pay them, they go and after they fish they sell them back at sea and they claim that they have been stolen.
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Residents of the Kalyambuzi landing site in Koome sub-county, Mukono district, called on the government to come to their aid after several months without food, following the ban on all fishing activities on the river. site.
The government through the Ugandan People’s Defense Force (UPDF) announced the ban, accusing residents of continuing to participate in illegal fishing activities.
Residents told Chimpreports that since the ban was issued 6 months ago, there has been no economic activity in the area.
“Our hands are now tied and we are not winning anything; we have nothing to eat, ”said CL 1 president Swaibu Mubiru Saalongo
The president added that due to the high unemployment rate, there is an increase in school dropout in the region as well as crime.
The president raised the cry by receiving food aid from the former deputy candidate for Mukono Sud, Fred Kayondo.
“I cannot see people starving without help from the authorities. These are my people and this is where I come from, ”Kayondo said.
The politician wondered why the ban had been extended for all these months since January, as locals expressed remorse and reformed.
“The government should consider lifting the ban because these are able-bodied Ugandans who have to work for their own survival,” Kayondo said.
He added that after the ban, residents have since adopted recommended fishing methods, including using recommended fishing nets and avoiding catching young fish.
Kayondo donated several bags of posho to more than 1,000 residents who live on the island. He promised to always do everything humanly possible to bring help to those in need.
Caption: Kyayondo (in costume) delivering food to the people of Kalyambuzi.
A new Australian government funded aerial surveillance program will be used by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) to tackle and monitor illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the safety of members and the area maritime. Image: FT FILE
The Navy of the Republic of Fiji (RFN) believes that the application of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) will deter illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing activities with large great benefits for Fiji. This was highlighted by RFN Support Commander Marika Vosawale when presenting her observations to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense on the review of the PSMA agreement and the elimination of IUU fishing. . Commander Vosawale said the benefits of the agreement would improve the sustainability of the fishery. “The main objective of the treaty is to support long-term sustainable fishing, which in turn ensures the sustainability of the marine environment. IUU fishing negatively affects fisheries management and increases damage to the health of stocks from overfishing, ”he said. He added that this would also be cost effective as sea patrols and aerial surveillance were necessary but costly means to establish and maintain fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance. A report by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) on IUU fishing in the Pacific estimated that between 2010 and 2015, around 306,440 tonnes were illegally caught at an estimated cost of 616.11 million. of US dollars (F $ 1.27 billion).