Prohibitions and Penalties - Fisheries Code

May 5, 2019 | Author: Omar Kareem Mauricio | Category: Fine (Penalty), Cites, Fish And Humans, Conservation, Nature
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A summarized enumeration and guide to the prohibitions and penalties of the RA 10654, amending the Revised Fisheries Cod...

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The Fisheries Code of the Philippines (as amended by RA No. 10654

Prohibitions and Penalties A. Serious Violations  The Fisheries Code (Sec. 4) (a Fishin! "itho#t a $alid li%ense& a#thori'ation or permit (b Fishin! "itho#t reportin! the %at%h or misreportin! the %at%h (% Fishin! in a %losed area or d#rin! a %losed season (d Fishin! of prohibited spe%ies (e Fishin! "ith the #se of prohibited !ear or methods (f Falsifyin!& %on%ealin! or tamperin! "ith $essel mar)in!s& identity or re!istration re!istration to %on%eal  $essel identity or la%) of re!istration re!istration (! Con%ealin!& tamperin! or disposin! of e$iden%e relatin! to an in$esti!ation of a $iolation (h Assa#ltin!& resistin!& intimidatin!& intimidatin!& harassin!& serio#sly interferin! "ith& or #nd#ly obstr#%tin!  or delayin! a fisheries la" enfor%er& a#thori'ed inspe%tor or obser$er or other d#ly a#thori'ed   !o$ernment offi%er offi%er (* Committin! m#ltiple $iolations "hi%h ta)en to!ether %onstit#te a serio#s disre!ard of this Code.

B. Unauthorized Fishing (+e%. ,6& RA 10654 1. Capt#re or !ather or to %a#se the %apt#re %ap t#re or !atherin!  of fish, fry or fingerlings of any fishery species or fishery products without license or permit from the epartment or !"#  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Sum Summary fi findin ding

$ %oa %oatt ca captain $ Three highest ran&ing officers $ 'wner and 'perator 

Court finding

$ %oat captain $ Three highest ran&ing officers

Penalty

$ Confiscation of catch  gear  $ Administratie Administratie fine of fie times the alue of the catch or* a. Small Scale Commercial fishing* +hp -,---$1--,-- . /edium Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 1-,--- 0 --,--c. !arge Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 1,---,--- 0 --,---,--$  months imprisonment $ Confiscation of catch and gear and twice the amt. of administratie fine

2. Fishin! of %ommer%ial $essels in m#ni%ipal "aters3 any person not listed in the registry of municipal fisherfol& to engage in any commercial fishing in municipal waters  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Summary finding

Person iable

$ Any offender

Penalty

$ Twice the alue of the catch or +hp ,---, whicheer is higher $ Confiscation of catch  gear or rendering of community serice

.  Prima Fa%ie Pres#mption of /na#thori'ed Fishin!   0 possession of a fishing gear or  operating a fishing essel in a fishing area without license C. Unauthorized Fisheries Activities (+e%. ,& RA 10654 1. 2ploitation& o%%#pation& prod#%tion& breedin! or %#lt#rin!  of fish, fry or fingerlings of any fishery species or fishery products or construction and operation of fish corrals, fish traps, fish pens and fish cages or fishponds without a license, lease or permit.  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any offender

Court finding

$ Any offender

Penalty

$ ismantling or remoal of structure $ 6ehailitation of area affected $ Administratie fine of +hp --,--- to 1,---,--$  months imprisonment $ ismantling or remoal of structure $ 6ehailitation of area affected $ Fine twice the alue of administratie fine

2.  Prima Fa%ie Pres#mption of /na#thori'ed Fishin!   A%ti$ities  0 engaging in aforementioned without license or permit D. Failure to Secure Fishing Permit Prior to Distant Water Fishing  (+e%. ,,& RA 10654 1.  Fishin! in the hi!h seas& in the territorial seas& ar%hipela!i% "aters& 2%l#si$e  %onomi% 3ones of other states using a +hilippine flagged fishing essel without first securing a fishing permit from the epartment and authori5ation from the coastal state. 2. Commission of a%ts in %ontra$ention of the terms and %onditions stated in the fishin!  permit  or as may e promulgated

 Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Penalty

Summary finding

$ 'wner and operator  $ Three highest officers of a commercial fishing essel

Court finding

$ Three highest officers of a commercial fishing essel

$ Confiscation of catch and gear  $ Administratie fine e7uialent to fie () times the alue of the catch or* a. Small Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 2/ to 8/  . /edium Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 1-/ to 1/ c. !arge Scale Commercial fishing less than 9- gross tons* +hp 1/ to 2-/ d. !arge Scale Commercial fishing 9gross tons or more* +hp 2/ to 4/ $  months imprisonment $ Confiscation of catch and gear  $ Fine twice the amt. of administratie fine

. Prima Fa%ie Pres#mption  possession of a fishing gear or operating a fishing essel in aoementioned areas without a fishing permit

E. Unreorted Fishing (+e%. ,& RA 10654 1. 6efers to fishing actiities which hae not een reported, or hae een misreported, in contraention of national laws and regulations of the +hilippines, or underta&en in the area of competence of a releant 6F/' which hae not een reported or hae een misreported, in contraention of the reporting procedures of that organi5ation and further elaorated y regulations to e promulgated y the epartment. 2. Committed "ithin national *#risdi%tion  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ 'wner and operator  $ Three highest officers of a commercial fishing essel

Court finding

$ Three highest officers of a commercial fishing essel

Penalty

$ Confiscation of catch and gear  $ Administratie fine e7uialent to alue of the catch or the following, whicheer is higher* a. /unicipal fishing* +hp ,--- or community serice  . Small Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 1--,--c. /edium Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 2--,--d. !arge Scale Commercial fishing* +hp --,--$  months imprisonment $ Confiscation of catch and gear  $ Fine twice the amt. of administratie fine

. Committed beyond national *#risdi%tion  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Penalty

Summary finding

$ 'wner and operator  $ Three highest officers of a commercial fishing essel

Court finding

$ Three highest officers of a commercial fishing essel

$ Confiscation of catch and gear  $ Administratie fine e7uialent to alue of the catch or the following, whicheer is higher* a. Small Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 2/ to 8/  . /edium Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 1-/ to 1/ c. !arge Scale Commercial fishing less than 9- gross tons* +hp 1/ to 2-/ d. !arge Scale Commercial fishing 9gross tons or more* +hp 2/ to 4/ $  months imprisonment $ Confiscation of catch and gear  $ Fine twice the amt. of administratie fine

F. Unregulated Fishing (+e%. 0& RA 10654 1. Constitutes fishing of* (a) :essels without nationality ut operated y Filipino and;or Filipino corporation3 () +hilippine flagged fishing essels operating in areas managed y 6F/'s to which the +hilippines is not a party to3 or (c) +hilippine flagged fishing essels operating in areas or fish stoc&s where there are no applicale conseration and management measures. 2. Committed "ithin national *#risdi%tion

 Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ 'wner and operator  $ Three highest officers of a commercial fishing essel

Court finding

$ Three highest officers of a commercial fishing essel

Penalty

$ Confiscation of catch and gear  $ Administratie fine e7uialent to alue of the catch or the following, whicheer is higher* a. /unicipal fishing* +hp ,--- or community serice  . Small Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 1--,--c. /edium Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 2--,--d. !arge Scale Commercial fishing* +hp --,--$  months imprisonment $ Confiscation of catch and gear  $ Fine twice the amt. of administratie fine

. Committed beyond national *#risdi%tion

 Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Penalty

Summary finding

$ 'wner and operator  $ Three highest officers of a commercial fishing essel

Court finding

$ Three highest officers of a commercial fishing essel

$ Confiscation of catch and gear  $ Administratie fine e7uialent to alue of the catch or the following, whicheer is higher* a. Small Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 2/ to 8/  . /edium Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 1-/ to 1/ c. !arge Scale Commercial fishing less than 9- gross tons* +hp 1/ to 2-/ d. !arge Scale Commercial fishing 9gross tons or more* +hp 2/ to 4/ $  months imprisonment $ Confiscation of catch and gear  $ Fine twice the amt. of administratie fine

!. Poaching in Philiine Waters (+e%. 1& RA 10654 1. Fishing or operating of any fishing essel in +hilippine waters y any foreign person, corporation or entity  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any foreign person, corporation or entity

Court finding

$ Any foreign person, corporation or entity

Penalty

$ Administratie fine* #S< --,-- to #S< 1/ or e7uialent in +hilippine currency $ Confiscation of catch, fishing e7uipment and essel $ Administratie Fine* #S< 1,2--,--- or e7uialent in +hilippine currency $ =f caught w;in +hilippine internal waters* =mprisonment of  mos. And 1 day to 2 years and 2 mos. $ =f caught for the second time w;in +hilippine internal waters* imprisonment of  years > fine of #S< 2,4--,-- or its e7uialent in +hilippine currency

2. +resumption of +oaching 0 entry of any foreign fishing essel in +hilippine waters ". Fishing through E#losives$ %o#ious or Poisonous Substance or Electricit& (+e%. & RA 10654

1. Catching, ta&ing or gathering or causing to e caught, ta&en or gathered fish or any fishery species in +hilippine waters with the use of e?plosies, no?ious or poisonous sustance such as sodium cyanide, which will &ill, stupefy, disale or render unconscious fish or fishery species 2. @?ceptions* a. #se of poisonous or no?ious sustances to catch, ta&e or gather fish or fisher  species with proper permit and endorsement from the epartment and !"#s, respectiely  . #se of poisonous or no?ious sustances to eradicate predators or pests in fishponds in accordance with accepted scientific practices and without causing aderse enironmental impact in neighoring waters and grounds . Actual use of e?plosies, no?ious or poisonous sustances  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person actually using aforementioned

Court finding

$ Any person actually using aforementioned

Penalty

$ Confiscation of catch including those not caught illegally if co$mingled with those caught illegally, gear, e?plosies and no?ious or poisonous sustances, or electrofishing deices and  paraphernalia and gear  $ Administratie fine e7uialent to  times the alue of the catch or the following, whicheer is higher* a. /unicipal fishing* +hp -,-- . Small Scale Commercial fishing* +hp --,-- . /edium Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 1./ c. !arge Scale Commercial fishing* +hp / $ Confiscation of catch including those not caught illegally if co$mingled with those caught illegally, gear, e?plosies and no?ious or poisonous sustances, or electrofishing deices and  paraphernalia and gear  $ =mprisonment*  to 1- years $ ithout preBudice to institute separate criminal case if action led to physical inBury or loss of human life $ Fine twice the amt. of administratie fine

4. @lectrofishing deices  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Court finding

Person iable

$ Any person actually using aforementioned

Penalty

$ =mprisonment*  months $ Fine* +hp ,---

. +ossession of @?plosies and no?ious or poisonous sustances  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person actually using aforementioned

Court finding

$ Any person actually using aforementioned

Penalty

$ Confiscation of catch  gear  $ Administratie fine e7uialent to  times the alue of the catch or the following, whicheer is higher* a. /unicipal fishing* +hp 1-,-- . Small Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 1--,-- . /edium Scale Commercial fishing* +hp --,--c. !arge Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 1/ $ Confiscation of catch and gear  $ =mprisonment*  mos. to 2 years $ Fine twice the amt. of administratie fine

. +rima facie +resumption* a. discoery of dynamite, other e?plosies and chemical compounds which contain comustile elements, or no?ious or poisonous sustances, or  e7uipment or deice for electrofishing in any fishing essel or in the  possession of any fisherfol&, operator, fishing oat official or fishwor&er3

 . discoery in any fishing essel of fish caught or &illed with the use of  e?plosies, no?ious or poisonous sustances, or y electricity. '. Use o( Fine )esh (+e%. 7& RA 10654 1. Fishing using nets with mesh smaller than that determined or proided y law  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Summary finding

Person iable

$ Commercial :essel* 'wner, operator, captain, master fisherman $ /unicipal fisherfol& 

Court finding

$ Commercial :essel* Captain or /aster fisherman

Penalty

$ Confiscation of catch  gear  $ Administratie fine e7uialent to  times the alue of the catch or the following, whicheer is higher* a. /unicipal fishing* +hp 2-,-- . Small Scale Commercial fishing* +hp -,-- . /edium Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 1--,--c. !arge Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 2--,--$ Confiscation of catch and gear  $ =mprisonment*  mos. to 2 years $ Fine twice the amt. of administratie fine

$ /unicipal fisherfol& 

2. @?ception* use of fine mesh to gather fry, glass eels, elers, taios, and alaman! and other species that y their nature are small ut already mature . +resumption of #se of Fine /esh 0 discoery of fine mesh in a fishing essel *. Fishing in +vere#loited Fisher& )anagement Areas (+e%. 4& RA 10654

 Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Summary finding

Person iable

Penalty

$ Confiscation of catch  gear   $ Administratie fine* a. /unicipal fishing* Three times the alue or +hp 2-,-- . Small Scale Commercial fishing* Fie times the alue or +hp 1--,--,.  . /edium Scale Commercial fishing* Fie times the alue or +hp --,--c. !arge Scale Commercial fishing* Fie times the alue or +hp --,--Court finding $ Any person $ Confiscation of catch and gear   $ =mprisonment*  mos. and 1 day to  years $ Fine* +hp --,--- to +hp / $ Cancellation of fishing permit or license Use o( Active !ear in )unicial Waters$ Ba&s and +ther Fisher& )gmt. Areas (+e%. 5& RA 10654 1. Actie Fishing "ear $ deice characteri5ed y the pursuit of the target species y towing, pushing the gears, surrounding, coering, dredging, and scaring the target species to impoundments3 such as, ut not limited to, trawl, pu rse seines, anish seines, paalin! and drift gill net  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

$ Any person

Person iable

Summary finding

$ 'wner, operator, oat captain, master fisherman $ Chief e?ecutie officer, managing  partner 

Court finding

$ 'wner, operator, oat captain, master fisherman $ Chief e?ecutie officer, managing  partner 

Penalty

$ Confiscation of catch  gear  $ Administratie fine three times the alue of the catch or the following, whicheer is higher* a. /unicipal fishing* +hp 2-,--- or community serice  . Small Scale Commercial fishing* +hp -,-- . /edium Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 1--,--c. !arge Scale Commercial fishing* +hp --,--$ Confiscation and forfeiture of catch and gear  $ =mprisonment* 2 to  years $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine

-. Ban on Coral E#loitation and E#ortation (+e%. 6& RA 10654

1. "athering, possessing, commercially transporting, selling or e?porting ordinary, semi$  precious and precious corals, whether raw or in processed form, e?cept for scientific or research purposes. 2. amaging of coral reefs.  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Summary finding

Person iable

Penalty

$ Forfeiture of corals $ Administratie fine eight () times the alue of corals gathered, possessed, commercially transported, sold or e?ported or +hp --,--- to +hp 1-/, whicheer is higher  $ Compensation for the restoration of the damaged coral reefs Court finding $ %oat captain $ Forfeiture of corals $ /aster fisherman $ =mprisonment* 1- to 2- years $ 6ecruiter or organi5er $ Fine e7uialent to twice the of fishwor&ers administratie fine ). Ban on )uroAmi$ +ther )ethods and !ear Destructive to Coral /ee(s and +ther )arine "abitat (+e%. & RA 10654 1. Fishing with gear or method that destroys coral reefs, seagrass eds, and other fishery marine life haitat as may e determined y the epartment. 2.  8#roami and any of its ariation, and such similar gears and methods that re7uire diing, other physical or mechanical acts to pound the coral reefs and other haitat to entrap, gather or catch fish and other fishery species are also prohiited.  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Summary finding

Court finding

$ 'wner;operator of the fishing essel;s $ %oat captain $ /aster fisherman $ 6ecruiter or organi5er of fishwor&ers

Person iable

$ 'wner, operator  $ %oat captain $ /aster fisherman $ 6ecruiter or organi5er of fishwor&ers $ Fisherfol& who sered as pounders $ %oat captain $ /aster fisherman $ 6ecruiter or organi5er of fishwor&ers

Penalty

$ Confiscation of catch  gear  $ Administratie fine fie () times the alue of fish caught or +hp 2/, whicheer is higher  $ Compensation for the restoration of the damaged coral reefs $ Administratie fine of +hp 2-,--- or community serice $ =mprisonment* 2 to 1- years $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine

. "athering, possessing, commercially transporting, selling or e?porting coral sand, coral fragments, coral roc&s, silica, and any other sustances which ma&e up any marine haitat.  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person or corporation

Court finding

$ %oat captain $ /aster fisherman $ 6ecruiter or organi5er of fishwor&ers

Penalty

$ Confiscation of sustance $ Administratie fine* +hp / or fie times the alue of the coral sand, coral fragments, coral roc&s, silica, etc. $ Confiscation of sustance $ =mprisonment* 2 to 1- years $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine

4. 5. 6. . ,. .

%. 'llegal Use o( Suerlights or Fishing -ight Attractor (+e%. ,& RA 10654 1. Superlights 0 refers to a type of light using halogen or metal halide ul which may  e located aoe the sea surface or sumerged in the water  2. #se of superlights using candlelight power eyond the standards set y law  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person

Court finding

$ Any person

+. Conversion o( )angroves (+e%. & RA 10654

Penalty

$ Confiscation of catch, gears and superlight apparatus $ Administratie fine* +hp 2-,---;superlight or community serice =F municipal fisherfol&  $ Confiscation of catch, gears and superlight apparatus $ =mprisonment*  mos. to 2 years $ Fine* +hp 4-,---;superlight or community serice =F municipal fisherfol& 

 Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person

Court finding

$ Any person

Penalty

$ Administratie fine e7uialent to the ecological alue of a hectare of mangroe or +hp 1-/;hectare, whicheer is higher  $ Compensation for restoration or rehailitation of damaged area $ Fine* +hp -,--- > fine e7uialent to administratie penalty $ =mprisonment* mos and 1 day to 12 years $ @nironmental damages* +hp--,---;hectare;year until area is restored $ Compensation for restoration or rehailitation of damaged area

P. Fishing During Closed Season (+e%. 100& RA 10654  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Summary finding

Person iable

$ Any person

Penalty

$ Confiscation of catch  gear   $ Administratie fine* a. /unicipal fishing*  times the alue of catch or +hp 2-,--- or community serice  . Small Scale Commercial fishing* Fie times the alue of the catch or 0. +hp 1--,--c. /edium Scale Commercial fishing* Fie times the alue of the catch or +hp --,--d. !arge Scale Commercial fishing* Fie times the alue of the catch or +hp --,--Court finding $ 'wner, operator, oat $ Confiscation and forfeiture of catch captain, master and gear  fisherman $ =mprisonment*  mos. and 1 day to  $ Chief e?ecutie years officer, managing $ Fine e7uialent to twice the  partner  administratie fine $ Cancellation of license or permit Fishing in )arine Protected Areas$ Fisher /eserves$ /e(uge and Sanctuaries (+e%. 101& RA 10654

 Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person

Court finding

$ Any person

Penalty

$ Confiscation of catch  gear   $ Administratie fine of twice the alue of the catch or the following, whicheer is higher* a. /unicipal fishing* +hp 2-,--- or community serice  . Small Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 2--,--c. /edium Scale Commercial fishing* +hp --,--d. !arge Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 1/ $ Confiscation and forfeiture of catch and gear  $ =mprisonment* 2 to  years $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine $ Cancellation of license or permit

/. Fishing or 1a2ing o( /are$ 1hreatened or Endangered Secies (+e%. 10& RA 10654 1. Ta&e, catch, gather, sell, purchase, possess, transport, e?port, forward or ship out a7uatic species listed in Appendi? = of the Conention on the =nternational Trade in @ndangered Species of ild Flora and Fauna ([email protected]), or those categori5ed y the =nternational #nion for Conseration of Dature and Datural 6esources (=#CD) as threatened  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Summary finding

Person iable

Penalty

$ Forfeiture of the species $ Administratie fine of fie times the alue of the species or +hp --,--- to +hp /, whicheer is higher  Court finding $ Any person $ Forfeiture of the species $ =mprisonment* 12 years and 1 day to 2- years $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine $ Cancellation of fishing permit 2. Fish, ta&e, catch, gather, sell, purchase, possess, transport, e?port, forward or ship out a7uatic species listed in [email protected] Appendices == and === if scientific assessments show that population of the species in the wild cannot remain iale under pressure of collection and trade  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

$ Any person

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person

Court finding

$ Any person

Penalty

$ Forfeiture of the species $ Administratie fine of three times the alue of the species or +hp --,--- to +hp /, whicheer is higher  $ Forfeiture of the species $ =mprisonment*  to  years $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine

.  2%eption9 T a&ing or fishing of species from the wild for scientific research, or conseration reeding simultaneous with commercial reeding 4. "ather, ta&e, possess, transport, or e?port, forward or ship out captie$red species that hae een transplanted to the wild.  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person

Court finding

$ Any person

.

Penalty

$ Forfeiture of the species $ Administratie fine of three times the alue of the species or +hp --,--- to +hp /, whicheer is higher  $ Forfeiture of the species $ =mprisonment*  to  years $ Fine e7uialent to thrice the administratie fine or +hp /

+resumption of commission of the act shall redound to captain, master fisherman, and two highest ran&ing officers of the essel =F committed y a essel manned y more than two (2) persons

S. Cature o( Sabalo and +ther Breeders3Sa4ners (+e%. 107& RA 10654 1. Catch, gather, capture or possess mature mil&fish or sabalo and other reeders or spawners of other fishery species  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person

Court finding

$ Any person

Penalty

$ Forfeiture of catch and gear   $ Administratie fine of fie times the alue of the saalo or +hp --,--$ Forfeiture of catch and gear   $ =mprisonment*  mos. and 1 day to  years $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine or +hp / $ Suspension or reocation of license

2. . @?ception* +urposes or scientific or research purposes may e allowed suBect to guidelines that shall e promulgated y the epartment. 1. E#ortation o( Breeders$ Sa4ners$ Eggs or Fr& (+e%. 104& RA 10654 1. @?ception* @?port of hatchery$red or captie$red reeder, spawner, egg or fry, may  e allowed suBect to the regulations to e promulgated y the epartment

2. +resumption of conniance or conspiracy 0 Failure on the part of the shipping or forwarding company from whose possession the reeders, spawners, eggs, or fry are discoered or sei5ed to fully cooperate in the inestigation conducted y concerned goernment authorities on the matter   Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person

Court finding

$ Any person

Penalty

$ Confiscation of reeders, spawners, eggs or fry $ Administratie fine of three times the alue of the reeders, spawners, eggs or fry or +hp 1--,--- to --,--$ Suspension or reocation of license for commercial fishing and;or registration as e?porter  $ Confiscation of reeders, spawners, eggs or fry $ =mprisonment*  to 1- years $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine or +hp / $ Suspension or reocation of license

U. 'mortation or E#ortation o( Fish or Fisher& Secies (+e%. 105& RA 10654 1. +resumption of conniance or conspiracy 0 Failure on the part of the shipping or forwarding company from whose possession the fish or fishery species imported or e?ported are discoered or sei5ed to fully cooperate in the inestigation conducted y concerned goernment authorities  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Summary finding

Person iable

$ Any person

Penalty

$ Forfeiture or destruction of the species $ Administratie fine of three times the V. alue of the species or +hp --,--- to --,---, whicheer is higher  Court finding $ Any person $ Forfeiture or destruction of the species $ =mprisonment*  years $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine $ 'ffenders shall e anned from  eing memers or stoc&holders of companies currently engaged in fisheries or companies to e created in the future Violation o( "arvest Control /ules (+e%. 106& RA 10654

 Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person

Court finding

$ 'wner, operator, oat captain, master fisherman $ Chief e?ecutie officer, managing  partner 

Penalty

$ Confiscation of catch  gear   $ Administratie fine* a. /unicipal fishing*  times the alue of catch or +hp 2-,--- or community serice  . Small Scale Commercial fishing* Fie times the alue of the catch or +hp 1--,--c. /edium Scale Commercial fishing* Fie times the alue of the catch or +hp 1/ d. !arge Scale Commercial fishing* Fie times the alue of the catch or +hp / $ Confiscation of catch and gear  $ =mprisonment*  mos. and 1 day to  years $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine $ 6eocation license or permit

W. 'mortation or E#ortation o( Fish or Fisher& Secies (+e%. 105& RA 10654 1. +resumption of conniance;consFailure on the part of the shipping or forwarding company from whose possession the fish or fishery species imported or e?ported are discoered or sei5ed to fully cooperate in the inestigation conducted y concerned goernment authorities  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Summary finding

Person iable

$ Any person

Penalty

$ Forfeiture or destruction of the species 5. $ Administratie fine of fie times the alue of the species or +hp --,--- to --,---, whicheer is higher  Court finding $ Any person $ Forfeiture or destruction of the species $ =mprisonment*  years $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine $ 'ffenders shall e anned from  eing memers or stoc&holders of companies currently engaged in fisheries or companies to e created in the future !athering and )ar2eting o( Shell Fishes or +ther A6uatic Secies (+e%. 110& RA 10654

1. "ather, ta&e, sell, transfer, possess, commercially transport, e?port, forward or ship out any se?ually mature shell fish or other a7uatic species identified y the epartment, or   elow the minimum si5e, or aoe the ma?imum 7uantities prescried for the species  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person

Court finding

$ Any person

Penalty

$ Confiscation of species $ Administratie fine e7uialent to the alue of the species or +hp -,---, whicheer is higher  $ Cancellation of permit or license $ Forfeiture or destruction of the species $ =mprisonment* 1 mo.  1 day to  mos. $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine $ Cancellation of permit or license

7. +bstruction to %avigation or Flo4 or Ebb o( 1ide in an& Stream$ /iver$ -a2e or Ba& (+e%. 111& RA 10654  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person

Court finding

$ Any person

Penalty

$ Administratie fine of +hp 2--,---, whicheer is higher  $ ismantling of the ostruction, fish corrals;traps, fish pens or fish cages at the e?pense of the offender  $ =mprisonment* 1 mo.  1 day to  mos. $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine $ Confiscation of stoc&s and dismantling of the ostruction, fish corrals;traps, fish pens or fish cages at the e?pense of the iolator 

8. +bstruction o( De(ined )igration Paths (+e%. 114& RA 10654 1. 'struction of any defined migration path of anadromous, catadromous and other migratory species  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person

Court finding

$ Any person

Penalty

$ Administratie fine of +hp 1-,--- to --,--- whicheer is higher  $ ismantling of the ostruction at the e?pense of the offender  $ Suspension or reocation of the  permit or license $ =mprisonment* 9 to 12 years $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine $ ismantling of the ostruction at the e?pense of the offender  $ Suspension or reocation of the  permit or license

AA. Constructing$ 'morting or Converting Fishing Vessels or !ears 4ithout Permit (rom the Deartment (+e%. 10& RA 10654 1. 'struction of any defined migration path of anadromous, catadromous and other migratory species  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person

Court finding

$ 'wner, operator, oat captain, master fisherman $ Chief e?ecutie officer, managing  partner 

Penalty

$ Administratie fine* a. Small Scale Commercial fishing* +hp -,-- . /edium Scale Commercial fishing* +hp --,--c. !arge Scale Commercial fishing* +hp 2./ $ Confiscation of catch and gear  $ =mprisonment* 1 mo. and 1 day to  mos. $ Fine e7uialent to twice the administratie fine

BB. Use o( Unlicensed !ear (+e%. 10& RA 10654  Nat#re of -n$esti!ation

Person iable

Summary finding

$ Any person

Court finding

$ Any person

Penalty

$ Administratie fine of +hp 2--,--- to --,--- per gear  $ Fine from +hp 4--,--- to 1/

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