Fishing activities in Manila Bay will continue, even with community quarantine in the region. This was confirmed by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).Furthermore, as previously declared by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the movement of goods will not be restricted by the quarantine so as not to disrupt the supply chain.
The Department of Agriculture during a press conference with Agriculture Secretary William Dar has reiterated the guidance on the movement of cargoes, goods and services and, agricultural commodities/ products to enter Metro Manila without any interference.
The BFAR has already ordered its regional offices to coordinate with regional agencies to allow the unloading of fish from arriving fishing vessels, transport of fish and fishery products by ROROs, and eventual distribution to final destinations, markets. DA-BFAR is also mobilizing its fish inspectors in crucial areas to assist shippers, fishing vessels, and distributors to allow unhampered movement of fish commodities.