Campaign on to declare Visayan Sea as protected area
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Local government officials in the Visayas and other stakeholders have signed a resolution asking President Aquino to declare the Visayan Sea a marine reserve. The resolution was signed at the 7th Visayan Sea Summit in Bantayan Island, Cebu on June 5. "We are against commercial fishing that destroys coral reefs, seagrass beds and other marine habitats to the prejudice of the Filipino people," the resolution stated.
Dangcalan, D. (2015, June 11). Campaign on to declare Visayan Sea as protected area. Philippine Star, p. A-27.
Protected areas; Marine parks; Commercial fishing; Environmental protection; Environmental restoration; Environmental legislation; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Aquino, Benigno III; Oposa, Antonio; Marañon, Fredo Jr; Toledo, Ildefonso; Defensor, Arthur Sr; Estella, Joseph; Davide, Hilario III; Perez, Asis; Tabios, Benjamin Jr; Bojos, Andrez
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