The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) conducted a Roundtable Discussion on Managing Philippine Coastal and Inland Fisheries, on March 17, 2015 at Acacia Hotel Manila.
The RTD reviewed government policies and programs for the management of the country’s municipal fisheries. It also identified and recommended actions and strategies for the sustainable management of the country’s municipal fisheries for policy consideration.
Invited experts were Atty. Benjamin Felipe S. Tabios Jr., assistant director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Dr. Adelaida L. Palma, station chief, of the National Inland Fisheries Technology Center, BFAR; Ms. Liza M. Quirog, head of the Socio-Economic and Environment Management Cluster of the province of Bohol, who served as the representative of Bohol Governor Hon. Edgar M. Chatto; and Dr. Vincent V. Hilomen, executive director for Priority Programs and Coastal and Marine,