Practical Navigation Training for Philippine (General Santos City) Fishing Vessel Captains and Crew


The SOCSKSARGEN Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc. (SFFAII), in partnership with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), organized a training activity dedicated for the fishing vessel Captains and crew in order to capacitate them and enhance their skills and knowledge about policies in fishing operations, safe navigation at sea – focusing on chart works, plotting, and fish catch documentation (filling up of log sheets).

Ms. Alma Dickson, Fishing Technology and Management Consultant, BFAR
Ms. Alma Dickson, the Fishing Technology and Management Consultant of BFAR, discussed about the relevant national policies and FAOs on commercial fishing operations and of different RFMOs conservation measures for commercial fishing operations. This helped the vessel captains and crew increase their awareness about the existing policies and abide by them accordingly.

Moreover, Mr. Marlo Demo-os presented about BFAR’s Fisheries Observer Program, which is responsible for providing the training and support necessary for deploying observers to collect scientific data and other information to fishing, as stated in Section 2 of FAO-240 s. 2012. He also talked about the duties and responsibilities of Fisheries Observers, their mandate, and sanctions. In addition to this, Ms. Maria Joy Mabanglo presented BFAR’s Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) operations. She talked about how VMS works, Entry and Exit Notification, Anti-Tampering feature, and how to troubleshoot the electronic logbook that comes with the system. Mr. Isidro Tanangonan on the other hand, discussed about the bycatch policies and rules to help fishing vessel Captains and other crew raise their awareness about the decline in population of certain species and help them learn how to handle their bycatch, specifically sharks. 

Sample of an actual Log sheet for Purse Seine and Ring Net Operators
Mr. Eugene Casas, the Senior Fishing Regulations Officer of BFAR 12, discussed about the importance of fish catch documentation. He explained further that log sheets are to be filled up by the fishing vessel captains to document their fishing activity at sea. He also walked them through all the fields in the log sheet and taught them how to fill them up with necessary data.

To complete the said training, Capt. Bernabe Gonzales took the time to educate the captains and crew about safe navigation by giving them practical exercises on how to plot their current location in the map with the given latitude and longitude.

Fishing Vessel Captains plotting their location based on the given Latitude and Longitude

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