Zambales folk: Sino boats depleting our fish catch
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Fishermen on Friday said at least 20 Chinese vessels have been anchored about 111 kilometers off San Antonio town in Zambales province since January and they blamed the mysterious nocturnal activities of the ships for their dwindling catch. “When we’re fishing at night, we could hear a loud sound underneath the waters near the area where these foreign ships are staying. They are disturbing our fishing ground,” said Jefrey Melchor, one of the fishermen who complained about the diminishing amount of fish and squid they were able to haul in daily.
Aglibot, J. R., Cabalza, D., & Ocampo, K. R. (2021, April 17). Zambales folk: Sino boats depleting our fish catch. Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A2.
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Fish; Fishers; Fishing; Territorial waters; Fishery disputes; Fishing grounds; Global positioning systems; Exclusive economic zone; Disputes; Law of the sea; International law; Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Homonhon Environmental Rescue Organization (HERO); National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS); Chinese Coast Guard; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Melchor, Jefrey; Larawan, Joemari; Gamis, Nathaniel; Enriquez, Ramil Roberto; Abueme, Villardo; Cruz, Willy; Zambales; San Antonio, Zambales; Kalayaan Island Group; West Philippine Sea; Panatag Shoal; Scarborough Shoal; Bajo de Masinloc; China
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