Filipino fishermen are back in Panatag
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Filipino fishermen do not know for sure, but eight groups of fishermen from Zambales province entered Panatag Shoal on Wednesday without interference from the Chinese Coast Guard, which had been blockading the rich fishing ground since 2012. “We received a radio message that some of our fellow fishermen were able to approach the shoal. The Chinese Coast Guard did not intercept their boats,” boat captain Aniceto Achina, 40, said on Wednesday. He said the fishermen who gained access to Panatag, internationally known as Scarborough Shoal, asked him to send additional supplies, confident they would be able to fish there without being harassed by Chinese vessels.
Macatuno, A. (2016, October 28). Filipino fishermen are back in Panatag. Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A18.