ATTENTION! PLEASE BE GUIDED ACCORDINGLY!

FOR: COASTAL MUNICIPALITY/CITY WITH FLOATING COTTAGES “BALSA”


“𝐓𝐄𝐌𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐀𝐑𝐘 𝐒𝐔𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐍𝐒𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐅𝐋𝐎𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐂𝐎𝐓𝐓𝐀𝐆𝐄𝐒 “𝐁𝐀𝐋𝐒𝐀” 𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐀𝐑𝐄𝐀 𝐎𝐅 𝐉𝐔𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐃𝐈𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐉𝐀𝐍𝐔𝐀𝐑𝐘 𝟑𝟏, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏. THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT THE LOCATION OF FLOATING COTTAGES IN THE AREA DO NOT DAMAGE THE EXISTING MARINE HABITATS.

“IN ORDER TO RESUME THE OPERATIONS OF FLOATING COTTAGES, THEY MUST SECURE A 𝐋𝐄𝐓𝐓𝐄𝐑 𝐎𝐅 𝐍𝐎 𝐎𝐁𝐉𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 FROM 𝐁𝐅𝐀𝐑. HOWEVER, AN ASSESSMENT IS NEEDED TO BE DONE BY THE BUREAU PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF THE LETTER. IN AREAS WHERE THE FLOATING COTTAGES HAVE DAMAGED CORAL REEFS OR SEAGRASS BEDS, A THOROUGH ASSESSMENT WILL BE DONE TO DETERMINE THE DAMAGE AND RECOMMENDATION OF AN APPROPRIATE LOCATION.”

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An advisory from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – 10.