Fishing banned as reef damaged by cargo ship to start rehab
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A coral reef area off the coast of this city that suffered damage after a Vietnamese cargo ship plowed through it has been closed to fishing to allow experts to further study it and plan steps to be taken for the reef’s rehabilitation. The 3-hectare Denson Reef, known locally as Pulang Buya in the Albay Gulf, had been declared off limits to fishermen, marking the start of the period of rehabilitation of parts of the reef that had been destroyed by the Vietnamese ship. Jesus Kallos, city agriculturist, on Thursday said the ban on fishing in the reef area is temporary and meant to just give authorities time to conduct a more thorough study and plan steps that would be taken to rehabilitate the damage portion of the reef.
Arguelles, M. S. (2015, July 4). Fishing banned as reef damaged by cargo ship to start rehab. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A8.
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