Filipino fishermen urged to continue fishing in WPS
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) encouraged Filipino fishermen to continue fishing in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) despite the incursion of Chinese vessels. BFAR Director Eduardo Gongona said the WPS yields 324,000 metric tons of fish per year, about 7.0 percent of the country’s annual fisheries output. "We should be there. That area is our traditional fishing ground...We should be there so that we can get our ample share from the bounties of the sea," Gongona said in a television interview.
Filipino fishermen urged to continue fishing in WPS. (2021, April 30). SunStar Bacolod, p. 3.
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