The LLDA’s effort for this year were mostly concentrated on performing various activities in response to the directives of President Duterte …. “transforming the Laguna de Bay into a vibrant economic zone and giving due entitlement to small fishermen” … Correspondingly, the LLDA Board of Directors (BOD), chaired by Sec. Cimatu of DENR, approved Board Resolution 540, January of the year, which revised the Fishery Zoning and Management Plan (ZOMAP) of 1999 and developed an equitable resource for the fishery sector. Series of public consultations and fora were conducted to further clarify issues and concerns that should be taken into account in the revision of the ZOMAP. In turn, the Authority led the first Registration of Fishermen in Laguna de Bay in partnership with Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management Council (FARMC) and local government units (LGUs), with 11,841 fishermen registered in the LLDA database. Read more>>