The Philippines Cost Guard (PCG) will develop procedures in retrieving fisherman and their motorbancas from sea during typhoons in view of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino's Directive. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Wilfredo D. Tamayo has directed all Coast Guard District Commanders to take more proactive steps or measures in notifying or recalling fishermen before the onset of or during severe weather conditions.

Coast Guard Districts were directed to ensure that Stations and Detachments initiate aggresive public information dissemination in warning costal residents, and local fishermen before Low Pressure Area develops in to storm or typhoon. Admiral Tamayo also directed all Coast Guard stations and detachments to seek assistance from the PCG Auxiliaries, LGUs, Office of Civil Defense, Provincial disaster Coordinating Council, and media groups in the dissemination of information.

It will be recalled that the last April 2009, a Memorandum of Agreement was forged involving the MARINA, PCG, PNP Maritime Group (PNG-MG), Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), and Liga ng mga Barangay (LNB) on the deputation of maritime enforcement functions. In 2004,Executive Order 305 devolved to City and Municipal Go-vernments the registration of fishing vessels three (3) gross tons and below. Said enforcement function was formerly performed by the PCG, as deputized by MARINA, prior to the said Executive Order.