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1995 ORDINANCE NO. 2

BE IT ORDAINED by the Sangguniang Bayan, of Catarman, in its regular session, the following:


AN ORDINANCE DECLARING THE MUNICIPAL WATERS OF CATARMAN, CAMIGUIN, TO BE RESERVED FOR THE PREFERENTIAL USE OF THE BONAFIDE RESIDENTS FISHERMEN OF CATARMAN AND ITS NEIGHBORING MUNICIPALITIES OF SAGAY, GUINSILIBAN, MAHINOG AND MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, AND/OR THEIR ASSOCIATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, CORPORATIONS OR COOPERATIVES, TO CATCH  FISH WITHIN A DISTANCE OF FIFTEEN (15) KILOMETERS FROM THE SHORELINE OF THIS MUNICIPALITY.


Section 1

This ordinance shall be known as fishing ordinance of Catarman of 1995.


Section 2

The municipal waters of Catarman shall be reserved for the preferential use of the bonafide residents fishermen of Catarman and its neighboring municipalities of Sagay, Guinsiliban, Mahinog and Mambajao, Camiguin and/or their associations, partnerships, corporations or corporatives, to catch fish within a distance of fifteen (15) kilometers from the shoreline of this municipality.


Section 3

As used in this ordinance, the terms are defined as following:


a) Municipal marine waters include between two lines drawn perpendicularly to the general coastline from points where the boundary lines of the municipality touch the sea at low tide and third line parallel with the general coastline and fifteen (15) kilometers from it.

b) Bonafide residents fishermen refer to, in the case of natural person, one who must have actually and physically resided in the municipality of Catarman and its neighboring municipalities of Sagay, Guinsiliban, Mahinog and Mambajao, for a period of two (2) years from the date of the application for fishing permit, and as to associations, partnerships, corporations or cooperatives, the principal place of business of which must be in the municipality of Catarman and its said neighboring municipalities and its incorporators, Board of Directors of Officers, members, operators, managers, arise and other members of the fishing crew of the fishing boats must all be bonafide residents, as herein defined, of Catarman and its said neighboring municipalities for a period of at least two (2) years from the date of the application for fishing permit.


Section 4

Unless the requirements stated in paragraph (b) of Section 3 hereof are complied with, no permit/license shall be issued to any person, natural or juridicial, to operate within the municipal waters of this municipality.


Section 5

Notwithstanding Section 2 of this ordinance to the contrary a special permit may be granted to any government research and educational institutions to catch fish or take fish or aquatic life using any fishing gear only for scientific and educational purposes.


Section 6

Violations of this ordinance shall subject the offender to a fine of not exceeding Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P2,500.00), or an imprisonment for a period of not exceeding six months (6), or both, at the discretion of the court, and confiscation of the fishing gear and paraphernalia.


Section 7

All existing ordinances and resolutions or parts thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed and/or rescinded.


Section 8

This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its approval.


APPROVED: March 13, 1995


ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY this 13th day of March, 1995.


ATTESTED:


CLEMENTE E. TORRO


APPROVED:


JESUS B. PALARCA

JESSIE B. CAGADAS

JUSTINIANO S. DINOROG

ROGELIO P. ACIDO

BLAS E. ABENDAÑO

JOSEFA Y. TAGARDA

LUIS A. BANAAG

NILO CALUSTRE

ROBERTO A. BOLLOZOS

GRACE B. VELOSO