General Provisions Municipal Waters
Section 5. Territorial Boundary Pursuant to the Local Government Code of 1991, the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 and as defined in this ordinance,Code; the municipal waters of this municipality shall be within the following geographic coordinates:
From Pt. 1 100 39’ 32”N latitude, 1220 16’ 40” E longitude to Pt. 2 100 38’ 49”N latitude, 1220 17’ 02” E longitude to Pt. 3 100 37’ 23”N latitude, 1220 17’ 04” E longitude to Pt. 4 100 36’ 48”N latitude, 1220 17’ 13” E longitude to Pt. 5 100 34’ 47”N latitude, 1220 17’ 57” E longitude to Pt. 6 100 31’ 15”N latitude, 1220 19’ 08” E longitude to Pt. 7 100 30’ 36”N latitude, 1220 17’ 56” E longitude to Pt. 8 100 30’ 07”N latitude, 1220 16’ 30” E longitude to Pt. 9 100 29’ 56”N latitude, 1220 15’ 07” E longitude to Pt. 10 100 31’ 03”N latitude, 1220 14’ 46” E longitude to Pt. 6 100 31’ 58”N latitude, 1220 14’ 11” E longitude to Pt. 7 100 32’ 50”N latitude, 1220 13’ 30” E longitude to Pt. 8 100 33’ 38”N latitude, 1220 12’ 43” E longitude to Pt. 9 100 34’ 38”N latitude, 1220 11’ 46” E longitude to Pt. 10 100 35’ 45”N latitude, 1220 10’ 58” E longitude to Pt. 10 100 36’ 42”N latitude, 1220 10’ 24” E longitude
Section 6. Jurisdiction of the Municipal Government The municipal Government shall have jurisdiction over the municipal waters. The municipal government shall be responsible for the management, conservation, development, protection, utilization and disposition of all coastal and fishery resources within the municipal waters. The municipal government, in consultation with the FARMC, shall enact corresponding Codes and issue executive orders thereon: Provided, That all enacted and executive orders issued by the municipal government shall conform with the existing national and local laws and policies and shall not endanger the sustainability of the coastal and fishery resources or destroy the ecological balance: Provided, however, That the municipal government, in coordination with the FARMC and other concerned agencies and institutions, shall also enforce all fishery and environmental laws, rules and regulations as well as coastal and fishery resources-related Codes enacted by the Sangguniang Bayan.
Section 7. Zoning of the Municipal Waters The municipal waters shall be designated into zones and the corresponding annual fees as follows: A. For the erection of Fish Corrals Zone 1 or Barangay Calampitao fishing site P 800.00 Zone 2 or Barangay Gines fishing site P 800.00 Zone 3 or Barangay Naulid fishing site P 800.00 Zone 4 or Barangay Kirayan Norte P 800.00 1. Hunasan P 1,100.00 2. Tulisan site P 1,100.00 3. Binaya-an site P 800.00 Zone 5 or Barangay Kirayan Sur 1. Lo-oc site P 3,300.00 2. Cental site P 3,300.00 Zone 6 or Sapa Miagao fishing site P 3,300.00 Zone 7 or Barangay Mambatad fishing site P 800.00 Zone 8 or Barangay Bacauan fishing site P 800.00 Zone 9 or Barangay Palaca fishing site P 800.00 1. Near Palaca fishing site P 800.00 2. Punta Bato fishing site P 800.00 Zone 10 or Barangay Damilisan fishing site P 800.00 Zone 11 or Barangay Oyungan fishing site P 3,300.00 Zone 12 or Barangay San Rafael fishing site 1. J. Frigillano site P 800.00 2. V. Torres site P 800.00 Each “Tangkop” not more than 3 meters deep P 500.00 Each “Tangkop” 3 to 5 meters deep P 600.00 B. For the culture of seaweeds, oyster, mussels and fish cages Zone 13 – After ten (10) meters from the shoreline and seaward from the boundary of Guimbal to Nonato Street, Poblacion with a length of 5.2 kilometers P 300.00 Zone 14 – After ten (10) meters from the shoreline and seaward from Nonato Street, Poblacion to the Barangay Chapel of Barangay Oyungan P 300.00 C. For gathering of Bangus Fry or Kawag-kawag Zone 15 – Shoreline from the east bank of the Tumagbok River to the Boundary of Barangay Maninila and Barangay Dingle P3550,000.00, 000.00 Zone 16 – Shoreline from the boundary of San Joaquin to the Southwest bank of the Tumagboc River which is 200 meters from its North East bank P3550,000.00, 000.00 Zone 17 – Shore from the boundary of Barangay Dingle and Barangay Maninila to the boundary of the Municipality of Guimbal with a total length of two (2) kilometers, more or less and 1/10 km. of the total shoreline of Miag-ao P3550,000.00, 000.00 D. For the installation of Vintahan / Lift Net Structures (seasonal) Zone 181 or Barangay Calampitao fishing site P 200.00 500.00 Zone 219 or Barangay Gines fishing site P P 500.00200.00 Zone 203 or Barangay Naulid fishing site P P 500.00200.00 Zone 21 4 or Barangay Kirayan Norte P 200.00 1. Hunasan P P 500.00200.00 200.00 2. Tulisan site P 500.00200.00 200.00 3. Binaya-an site P 500.00200.00 Zone 225 or Barangay Kirayan Sur 1. Lo-oc site P 500.00200.00 200.00 2. Cental site P 500.00200.00 200.00 Zone 236 or Sapa MiagaoMiag-ao fishing site P P 500.00200.00 200.00 Zone 247 or Barangay Mambatad fishing site P 500.00200.00 Zone 258 or Barangay Bacauan fishing site P 500.00200.00 Zone 269 or Barangay Palaca fishing site P 500.00200.00 1. Near Palaca fishing site P 500.00200.00 2. Punta Bato fishing site P 500.00200.00 Zone 2710 or Barangay Damilisan fishing site P 500.00200.00 Zone 2811 or Barangay Oyungan fishing site P P 500.00200.00 200.00 Zone 2912 or Barangay San Rafael fishing site 1. J. Frigillano site P 500.00200.00 2. V. Torres site P 500.00200.00 Zone 30 or Barangay Narat-an fishing site P 500.00200.00
Section 8. Use of the Municipal Waters The municipal waters shall be reserved for municipal fisheries: Provided, That order activities, such as but not limited to, research and monitoring activities may be allowed under appropriate regulations, for purely research, scientific, technological and educational purposes.
Section 9. Users of the Municipal Waters All fisheries and coastal related activities in the municipal waters, subject to existing laws and regulations shall be utilized by the registered municipal fishers and their organizations and cooperatives duly accredited by the Sangguniang Bayan and are listed in the registry of Municipal Fisherfolks: Provided , That no commercial fishing vessel is allowed to operate within the municipal waters. And the first ten (10) kilometers from the shoreline shall be exclusive use of the registered Municipal Fisherfolks and their people’s organizations or cooperatives. Small and medium scale commercial fishing vessels may be allowed to fish within 10.1 to 15 kilometers from the shoreline through a permit issued by the Municipal Mayor or by his duly authorized representative subject to the following conditions: a. the fishing gear used are in accordance with the specifications of Republic Act 8550 or National Policies set by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); b. the applicant vessel as well as the owner, employees, captain and crew have been duly certified by an appropriate agency as not having violated the RA 8550 and environmental and other related laws; c. Prior consultations with the Barangay Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (BFARMC)/ Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (MFARMC) has been conducted.
Section 10. Municipal Fishers from Adjacent Municipalities Municipal fishers from other municipalities shall not be allowed to use the municipal waters, such that the municipal waters of Miagao are for the exclusive use of the registered fisherfolks of the Municipality of Miagao. : Provided that the municipal fisherfolks shall abide with the municipal fisheries Code and executive orders pertaining to the use and management of the municipal waters and its coastal resources. , That they should be a registered municipal fishers in their respective municipalities and shall secure the necessary fishery license from the Municipal Government: Provided, However, That they shall pay double of the amount of the prescribed fees for the use of the municipal waters and its coastal resources: Provided, Further, That the number of municipal fishers from the adjacent municipalities shall not be more than ten (10) percent of the total number of registered resident municipal fishers from the municipality of Miagao: Provided, Furthermore, That the license issued to the municipal fishers from adjacent municipalities shall be legal and binding for only one (1) year and may be renewed subject to existing rules and regulations: Provided, Finally, That the municipal fishers from the adjacent municipalities shall abide all ordinances and executive orders pertaining to he use and management of the municipal waters and its coastal resources. (NOTE: Based on the Barangay Consultations fisherfolks suggested that the municipal waters should be for the exclusive use of the registered fisherfolks of the Municipality of Miag-ao due to the reason that the fishery resources in the municipal waters were not sufficient enough for them and that, other adjacent municipalities such as San Joaquin dot allow fisherfolks from other municipalities to use their municipal waters)
Section 11. Registry of Municipal Fishers, Municipal Fishing Boats Three Gross Tons (3GT) and Below and Fishing Gears Used The Municipal Government, shall maintain a registry of municipal fishers for the purpose of determining priorities among them, of regulating and limiting entry into the municipal waters, and of monitoring fishing activities and/or other related purposes: Provided, That such list or registry shall be updated annually or as often as may be necessary, and shall be posted in Barangay halls or others strategic locations where it shall be open to the public, for the purpose of validating the correctness and completeness of the list. Provided, However, The municipal government, in consultation with the FARMC, shall formulate the necessary mechanisms for inclusion or exclusion procedures that shall be most beneficial to the resident municipal fishers. The FARMC may likewise recommend such mechanisms: Provided, Further, that, that the Municipal Government shall also maintain a registry of municipal fishing vessels/boats, type of gears and other fishing paraphernalia.