LMDA Organizes Training on Sustainable Fisheries Management

 By: Gilbert P. Leopoldo
LMDA Admin Staff

The Lake Mainit Development Alliance (LMDA) organized 5-day Training on Sustainable Fisheries Management in the Context of Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries on June 15-19, 2009 at Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center, Butuan City.

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The participants of the Training on Sustainable Fisheries Management in the Context of Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries on June 15-19, 2009 at Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center, Butuan City

 Said training was funded by Department of Agrarian Reform – International Fund for Agricultural Development Northern Mindanao Community Initiatives Resource Management Program (DAR/IFAD-NMCIREMP) through the Sustainable Fishery Program for Lake Mainit Phase II in collaboration with Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD) and MSU-Naawan Foundation for Science & Technology Development, Inc.

Engr. Kaiser Recabo, Jr, the LMDA Program Director opened the program. Dir. Antonio B. Menor of DAR/IFAD-NMCIREMP delivered welcome message to the participants. The first day of the training devoted for the Final Report Presentation and action planning on Sustainable Fishery Program for Lake Mainit on June 15, 2009. The expected participants of the Final Report Presentation and Action Planning were the Provincial Agriculturist Officer of Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte, Chief of Capture Fisheries Division of BFAR-13, the LMDA, Municipal Mayors and Sangguniang Bayan Members of six (6) municipalities, Coastal Resource Officer and Municipal Agriculturist. Dr. Asuncion B. de Guzman, Project Leader of MSU-Naawan Foundation for Science and Technology, Inc. presented the Final Report. Mr. Isidoro Lagahit, the NMCIREMP NRM Specialist facilitated the open forum after the Final Report presentation.

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Participants during the group workshops

 Municipal Agriculturists, representatives from BFAR and Lanuza Bay Development Alliance (LBDA) were the major participants throughout the training course which adopts the Training Manual on Sustainable Fisheries Management in the Context of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (SFM-CCRF). Cesario Pagdilao, the Deputy Director of Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD) and Dr. de Guzman were the principal resource speakers of the training course presenting the following modules:

Module 1- Scenarios & Issues on the State of Fisheries Resources

Module 2- Relevance of CCRF to Sustainable Fisheries Management

Module 3- National and Local Adaptation of CCRF in the Philippines

Module 4- Sustainable Fisheries Management

Module 5- Integration of SFM to Coastal Resource Management

The training highlighted with the presentation of the modules, workshops, discussion and open forums. The activity culminated with the training course evaluation conducted by Ms. Maan Acedera of PCAMRD and distribution of the Certificate of Completion to the participants on June 19, 2009.  (more training photos)

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