Why do they go to Panatag? Pangasinan fishermen show their marine bounty
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The shoal’s 150-square-kilometer lagoon, as well as the waters surrounding this disputed set of sea rocks, is home to high-value fish species, such as tanigue (narrow-barred Spanish mackerel), lapu-lapu (grouper) and maya-maya (red snapper). High-value fish species are abundant around the shoal because it is where they breed, said Westly Rosario, chief of the National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center. According to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources' fresh fish prices monitor, a kilogram of yellow fin tuna has an average price of P130 while skipjack sells for about P100 a kg.
Cardinoza, G. (2016, October 31). Why do the go to Panatag? Pangasinan Fishermen show their marine bounty. Philippine Daily Inquirer, A19.
Fishers; Fishing rights; Territorial waters; Disputes; Fish; Breeding sites; Fishery products; Artificial reefs; Fishery economics; Law of the sea; Chinese Coast Guard; National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Rosario, Westly; Rizol, Gerry