Boats tagged as Iloilo steps up campaign vs illegal fishing
ILOILO – A provincial ordinance assigns colors and numbers to fishing vessels operating in coastal towns to let enforcers easily identify boats operated by the local fisherfolk and better protect municipal waters from poachers.
Ultimately Provincial Ordinance 2017-151 aims to ensure that resources from the municipal waters in this province are “for the exclusive use and enjoyment of Ilonggos.”
FINDING THE RIGHT FIT. Job seekers gather next to a bulletin board at the Iloilo provincial capitol where vacancies from more than a hundred companies are posted during the job fair of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Iloilo from Dec. 7 to 8. Of the 2,346 job seekers who came, 130 were hired on-the-spot, PESO-Iloilo said. Story on page 2
In this file photo, fishing boats dock near the shore in Barangay Asluman in the Gigantes group of islands in Carles, Iloilo. Fishing vessels in Carles will soon be colored orange in compliance with a provincial ordinance that assigns color and number codes to easily identify boats used by the local fisherfolk.