JOINT PUBLIC ADVISORY
BFAR and PFDA
15 September 2021
SUBJECT: ACCREDITATION OF QUALIFIED IMPORTERS UNDER FISHERIES ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 259, SERIES OF 2018
It has come to our attention that a certain MICHAEL LIM is posing as an employee of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and/or the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) and offering the public, particularly interested fish importers, assistance in securing accreditation from BFAR and PFDA in exchange of a consideration other than the required legal fees.
PLEASE BE INFORMED that:
1. Michael Lim is NOT an employee of BFAR or PFDA and is in no way connected with the said offices; and
2. The processing of accreditation of qualified importers shall be directly transacted with the concerned BFAR and PFDA offices only.
We hereby warn the general public against unscrupulous persons engaged in fraudulent activities who are misrepresenting officials and employees of BFAR and PFDA. We condemn such act and request the public to immediately report such activity to us.
Commodore EDUARDO B GONGONA, PCG (Ret.) (sgd) ATTY. GLEN PANGAPALAN (sgd)
NATIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL MANAGER
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Philippine Fisheries Development Authority