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Jul 6, 2016 @ 7:50

DA offers P10M prize for cleanest coastal community

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said government will be launching a nationwide search for the country’s cleanest coastal community, with the winners getting livelihood funds of P10 million and other Presidential awards.

The search for the cleanest coastal community will go hand-in-hand with a nationwide campaign against illegal fishing and a strict implementation of a three-month closed season when the different species of fish spawn.

The Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources will be guided by the following criteria when choosing the cleanest coastal community: absence of illegal fishing; observance of closed season; well-protected marine sanctuary; garbage free coastal waters; and, sustained mangrove protection and rehabilitation program.

“The most critical preparation for climate change is in the area of water conservation and management,” Piñol said.

The agri chief added that government will also provide funding and support the culture and production of high value fish species such as Lapu-lapu and Maya-maya as well as other commercial species such as Bangus and Tilapia. He said the production of shrimps, crabs, and other marine products will also be intensified.

  • Love it! Please offer this also to communities who can maintain a good reforestation or watershed area

    • Bagong Dimasalang

      DENR will do that i guess

  • Lily Cagas

    P10M is okay as long as cleanliness is maintained and not just on the day of evaluation. Most lgus will be hiring casual workers, instead of educating the coastal residents to maintain cleanliness themselves. There should also be rules for vacationers/picnickers on the beach on how to help instead of disposing their garbage into the waters.

    • Clive Pardoe

      Spot on !!

  • Madene Fernandez

    Wow..nice one hopefully ma maintain pd na nla ang ka limpyo not only on d judgment day.. kai f mubalik npd ang hugaw..dpat magbayad ug dakong multa..

  • Abel Gallardo

    Very good DENR offer that to the cleanest Barangay esteros in Metro Manila and you will not have a garbage and flood problems any more !

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