Post-harvest Facilities, Activities and Trade
Section 48. Establishment of Post-Harvest Facilities The municipal government shall coordinate with the private sector and other concerned agencies and MFARMC in the establishment of post-harvest facilities such as, but not limited to, municipal fish landing sites, fish ports, ice plants and cold storage and other fish processing establishment to serve primarily the needs of the municipal fishers.
Section 49. Municipal Fish Port Construction and Development Municipal fish port development should be sited and designed in a manner that will minimize changes to existing water and sediment quality parameters such as salinity and temperature, dissolved, oxygen, nitrogen and sediment concentration; organic constituents; and transparency of waters: Provided, That municipal fish ports and harbors should be placed in areas with the highest available flushing rate, and access channels should be designed to minimize adverse water circulation changes and creation of stagnant water column: Provided, however, That municipal fish ports and harbors should incorporate facilities which allow for effective waste disposal and erosion control.
Section 50. Exportation and Importation of Fish and Fishery Products Export of fish and fishery products shall be regulated whenever such exportation affects the food security and production: Provided, That exportation of live fish shall be prohibited except those which are hatched or propagated in accredited hatcheries and ponds: Provided, however, That to protect and maintain the local biodiversity or ensure the sufficiency of supply of, spawners, breeders, eggs and fry of bangus, prawn and other endemic species, as may be determined by the Department, shall not be exported or caused to be exported by any person: Provided, further, That no person shall import fish and fish products of whatever size, stage or form, for any purpose without securing the necessary permit.
Section 51. Auxiliary Invoice All fish and fisheries, except those caught in violation of the provisions of this Code or are declared as health hazards by concerned institutions, must have an auxiliary invoice to be issued by the Municipal Agriculturist Office prior to their transport from the point of origin to their point of destination in the Philippines and/or export purposes upon payment of the prescribed fee to defray administrative costs therefore.
Section 52. Support to Municipal Fishers The municipal government, in coordination with other agencies and institutions concerned, shall provide support to municipal fishers and their organizations through appropriate technology and research, credit, production and marketing assistance and other services such as, but not limited to, training for additional or supplementary livelihood. Article XX Creation of CRM Section under the Municipal Agriculturist’s Office
Section 53. Creation of Coastal Resouce Management (CRM) Section under the Municipal Agriculturist’s Office There is hereby created a CRM Section under the Municipal Agriculturist’s Office, solely for the purpose of attending to the needs on coastal resource management of the municipality.The CRM Section shall be headed by the Municipal Agriculturist to be assisted by the CRM Officer.
Section 54. Functions, Duties and Powers of the CRM Section The CRM Section shall have the following functions, duties and responsibilities: 1. Formulate measures for the approval of the Municipal Mayor and the Sangguniang Bayan, as the case may be, in carrying out measures to ensure the delivery of basic services and provisions adequate facilities relative to environment and natural resources, particularly on coastal resources management and fisheries services. 2. Develop plans and strategies upon the approval thereof by the Municipal Mayor and the Sangguniang Bayan, as the case may be, implement the same, particularly those which have to do with coastal resources management and fisheries programs and project which the Municipal Mayor is empowered to implement and which the Sangguniang Bayan is empowered to provide. 3. Ensure the maximum assistance and access to resources in the sustainable management and use of the environment and natural resources, particularly on coastal and fisheries resources; 4. Enforce rules and regulations relating to environment and natural resources, particularly to coastal resources and fisheries management; 5. Coordinate with government agencies and non-governmental organizations which promote sustainable management of the environment and natural resources, particularly on coastal and fisheries resources; 6. Be in the frontline of the delivery of basic services, particularly those needed for the survival of the inhabitants during and in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters and calamities; 7. Recommend to the Sangguniang Bayan and advice the Municipal mayor, as the case may be, on all other matters related environment and natural resources, particularly on coastal and fisheries resources, which will improve the livelihood and living conditions of the inhabitants. 8. Exercise such other powers and performs such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law and ordinance.
Section 55. Qualifications of the CRM Officer No person shall be appointed as CRM Officer unless he/she is a citizen of the Philippines, a resident of the Municipality, of good moral character, a holder of a college degree preferably in environment, fishery, forestry, agriculture or any related course from a recognized college or university, and a first grade civil service eligible for its equivalent. He/She must have acquired experience in coastal resource management of at least two (2) years. The CRM Officer shall receive a salary equivalent to Salary Grade 18.