Davao Gulf tuna fishing prohibited
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The government has imposed a three-month ban on fishing tuna and other species in the Davao Gulf after the regional office of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources learned that the species actively spawn this time of the year. A joint administrative order by the secretaries of the Agriculture and the Interior departments ordered a closed season in Davao Gulf from June 1 to August 31 every year. The closed season for commercial fishing vessels aims to conserve marine resources, secure the spawning period of pelagic fishes in the gulf and implement measures to address illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
Gonzalez, A. L. (2015, June 3). Davao Gulf tuna fishing prohibited. Manila Standard, p. B6.
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Season regulations; Commercial fishing; Marine resources; Nature conservation; Illegal fishing; Fishers; Pelagic fish; Artisanal fishing; Biodiversity; Rare species; Fish catch statistics; Water pollution; Department of Science and Technology (DOST); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)- Region XI; Idris, Fatma
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