Negros, Panay to join nationwide 'fish holiday': amended Fisheries code akin to putting a gun to our heads - PAFISBO
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Along with the umbrella Alliance of Philippine Fishing Federations, Inc., Borres said PAFISBO will support the vigil of small-scale fish operators at Plaza Dilaw in Manila. The action will be held to indicate opposition against the full implementation of Republic Act (RA) No. 10654, which amended the Fisheries Code of 1998.Borres explained that the no-selling and trading of fish even by local fish pond operators for two days next week, will show a unified stand against RA No. 10654 which he said is “designed to appease foreigners – the European Union (EU) whose highly prohibitive demands on the Philippine fishing industry have been adopted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and which we see as having an adverse impact on the food supply chain of regular Filipinos.”
Yap, T. (2015, September 21). Negros, Panay to join nationwide 'fish holiday': amended Fisheries code akin to putting a gun to our heads - PAFISBO. Manila Bulletin, p. 21.
Fishery regulations; Fishing vessels; Fishery industry; Trade; Illegal fishing; Global positioning systems; Commercial fishing; Fishing; Sustainable fishing; Fishing grounds; Livelihoods; Panay Fishing Boat Operators Association (PAFISBO); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Bisaya Alliance of Fisher folks and Operators for Reform (BAFOR); Alliance of Philippine Fishing Federations, Inc.; Department of Agriculture (DA); Pederasyon ng mga Mangingisda sa Buong Pilipinas Inc.; Borres, Arnaldo M. Jr.; Pascual, Mario G.
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