Former UPV dean appointed to PRB for fisheries

Dr. Carlos C. Baylon (center) fomally took his oath of office as member of the PRB of Fisheries before Commissioner Teofilo S. Pilando, Jr., PRC Chairman, (left). Dr. Baylon was with his wife, Dr. Juliana C. Baylon (right). (Photo courtesy of Dr. Carlos C. Baylon)

Dr. Carlos C. Baylon, former Dean and a retired Professor of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences in UP Visayas, is the new member of the Professional Regulatory Board (PRB) of Fisheries.

Dr. Baylon formally took his oath of office for a term of three years before Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) chairman Teofilo S. Pilando Jr. on Feb 28, 2022 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City.

Dr. Baylon was accompanied by his wife, Dr Juliana C. Baylon, a professor of the Division of Biological Sciences of UPV’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Baylon was appointed to the Board of Fisheries based on his academic credentials, proven leadership qualities, professional competence and experience, integrity and commitment to high professional standards, as well as his capacity to perform the duties and responsibilities of a member of the regulatory board.

Dr. Carlos C. Baylon (2nd from right) is showing his appointment paper signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on February 9, 2022. With him is Dr. Catalino Dela Cruz, also a member of the Board of Fisheries and the Commission Chairman Teofilo S. Pilando, Jr. (1st and 2nd from left, respectively). (Photo courtesy of Dr. Carlos C. Baylon)

The PRB of Fisheries, composed of a chairperson and four members, is primarily tasked to regulate and monitor the practice of the profession in order to improve the quality of fisheries education in the country and to establish the highest standards for fisheries professionals.

Created by virtue of Republic Act 11398 (Philippine Fisheries Profession Act), the Board, among others, is authorized to promulgate, adopt, and issue rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of the law; administer and supervise the licensure examination for admission to the practice of the fisheries profession; and supervise and regulate the licensure, registration, and practice of the fisheries profession.

In addition to his appointment at the PRC, Dr. Baylon is also currently the Chairperson of the Technical Committee for Fisheries at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Philippine Representative to the Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia and the Pacific (NACA) for 2021 – 2022. (Ms. Lenilyn B. Gallos; With information from Dr. Carlos C. Baylon)