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Design Guidelines in creating an Oceanarium and Waterfront Development

Requested from BFAR by Shaira Pinpeño at 08:38 PM on Oct 12, 2018.
Purpose: B.S Architecture Academic Thesis
Date of Coverage: 10/12/2018 - 10/12/2018
Tracking no: #BFAR-775038388361

Shaira 08:38 PM, Oct 12, 2018

Good Day!

I am a B.S Architecture Student in RTU-Boni Campus and I would like to know about the information and data regarding the following in compliance for my thesis study:

1. Design Guidelines and Requirements needed in creating a Waterfront Development and Oceanarium

Any information obtained and released from your office will be solely and strictly used for the purpose of this academic thesis only. Thank You.

FOI Receiving Officer, 03:29 PM, Jan 14, 2019

January 14, 2019

Dear Shaira,

Thank you for your request dated Oct 12, 2018 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Design Guidelines in creating an Oceanarium and Waterfront Development.

We received your request on Oct 12, 2018 and will respond on or before Nov 02, 2018 08:38:52 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEUJGQVItNzc1MDM4Mzg4MzYxDA, for request with ticket number #BFAR-775038388361.

Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer, BFAR
FOI Officer

FOI Decision 03:27 PM, Jan 22, 2019

January 22, 2019

Dear Shaira,


Thank you for your request dated Oct 12, 2018 08:38:52 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Design Guidelines in creating an Oceanarium and Waterfront Development.

Response to Request

This is to formally acknowledge your request for information from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. We would like to apologize for not promptly responding to your request.. This is due to some technical gaps we have encountered in securing access to the FOI portal. It is only now that we have been able to access the pending requests sent through the portal Please rest assured however that we have already initiated measures to address the cause of delay and improve further our services.
With regards to your request, the Bureau do not have a direct implementing rules and regulations for the design guidelines and requirements needed in creating a Waterfront Development and Oceanarium. However, we do advise that you also refer to the newly amended Fisheries Code (RA 10654), in particular the sections below, before embarking on the project.

SEC. 10. Introduction of Foreign Aquatic Species.
SEC. 11. Protection of Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species
SEC. 12. Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
SEC. 13. Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC).
SEC. 15. Auxiliary Invoices
SEC. 18. Users of Municipal Waters.
SEC. 96. Ban on Coral Exploitation and Exportation
SEC. 101. Fishing in Marine Protected Areas, Fishery Reserves, Refuge and Sanctuaries
SEC. 102. Fishing or Taking of Rare, Threatened or Endangered Species
SEC. 105. Importation or Exportation of Fish or Fishery Species.
SEC. 110. Gathering and Marketing of Shell Fishes or Other Aquatic Species
SEC. 124. Non-Compliance with the Requirements for the Introduction of Foreign or Exotic Aquatic Species.
SEC. 125. Failure to Comply with Standards and Trade-Related Measures
SEC. 126. Possessing, Dealing in or Disposing Illegally Caught or Taken Fish.

Kindly also refer to Fisheries Administrative Order (FAO) 233 and its amendments for detailed regulations on Aquatic Wildlife. 

Kindly also refer to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Public Works and National Highways (DPWH), for a more detailed guidelines on Waterfront Development and Oceanariums. 

Thank you!


FOI Decision Maker
FOI Receiving Officer


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