Lake Sebu starts to demolish illegal fish cages

The municipality of Lake Sebu through its Municipal Agriculture Officer (MAO) and Municipal Zoning Officer (MZO) has started to demolish illegal fish cages in the area, the Forest and Inland Water Division (FIWD) of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) confirmed.

 

PEMO-FIWD chief Mary Jane Manlisis disclosed that Lake Sebu’s MAO and MZO will first implement clearing illegal structures within the 20 meters passageway from the lake shore before fully implementing the order to demolish the fish cages.

 

But Manlisis added that some fish cage operators have appealed the order directly to the Office of Municipal Mayor.

 

“We expect the implementation of the order to demolish by March,” Manlisis further added.

 

Aside from the 20-meter lake shore passageway clearing, MAO and MZO will also limit to only 120 meters the length for each fish cage with 2 meters clearance in-between cages.

 

Earlier, PEMO in their report disclosed, that fish cages in Lake Sebu exceeded by 9% the total number of hectares for commercial production purposes.

 

Fish cages in the area occupied 70.99 hectares, according to Manlisis, exceeding the allowable 35 hectares only.

 

Lake Sebu currently has 371 fish cage operators, followed by Lake Seloton with 52 cage operators, while Lake Lahit has no fish cage operators, according to the PEMO report.

 

 

 

The municipality of Lake Sebu through its Municipal Agriculture Officer (MAO) and Municipal Zoning Officer (MZO) has started to demolish illegal fish cages in the area, the Forest and Inland Water Division (FIWD) of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) confirmed.

 

PEMO-FIWD chief Mary Jane Manlisis disclosed that Lake Sebu’s MAO and MZO will first implement clearing illegal structures within the 20 meters passageway from the lake shore before fully implementing the order to demolish the fish cages.

 

But Manlisis added that some fish cage operators have appealed the order directly to the Office of Municipal Mayor.

 

“We expect the implementation of the order to demolish by March,” Manlisis further added.

 

Aside from the 20-meter lake shore passageway clearing, MAO and MZO will also limit to only 120 meters the length for each fish cage with 2 meters clearance in-between cages.

 

Earlier, PEMO in their report disclosed, that fish cages in Lake Sebu exceeded by 9% the total number of hectares for commercial production purposes.

 

Fish cages in the area occupied 70.99 hectares, according to Manlisis, exceeding the allowable 35 hectares only.

 

Lake Sebu currently has 371 fish cage operators, followed by Lake Seloton with 52 cage operators, while Lake Lahit has no fish cage operators, according to the PEMO report.

 

 

 

The municipality of Lake Sebu through its Municipal Agriculture Officer (MAO) and Municipal Zoning Officer (MZO) has started to demolish illegal fish cages in the area, the Forest and Inland Water Division (FIWD) of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) confirmed.

 

PEMO-FIWD chief Mary Jane Manlisis disclosed that Lake Sebu’s MAO and MZO will first implement clearing illegal structures within the 20 meters passageway from the lake shore before fully implementing the order to demolish the fish cages.

 

But Manlisis added that some fish cage operators have appealed the order directly to the Office of Municipal Mayor.

 

“We expect the implementation of the order to demolish by March,” Manlisis further added.

 

Aside from the 20-meter lake shore passageway clearing, MAO and MZO will also limit to only 120 meters the length for each fish cage with 2 meters clearance in-between cages.

 

Earlier, PEMO in their report disclosed, that fish cages in Lake Sebu exceeded by 9% the total number of hectares for commercial production purposes.

 

Fish cages in the area occupied 70.99 hectares, according to Manlisis, exceeding the allowable 35 hectares only.

 

Lake Sebu currently has 371 fish cage operators, followed by Lake Seloton with 52 cage operators, while Lake Lahit has no fish cage operators, according to the PEMO report.