No letup in fish pen demolition
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A government team on Tuesday demolished two fish pens covering a total area of 70 hectares in Laguna de Bay as a new deadline for operators to harvest their stock and remove their structures from the lake looms. Joined by more than 100 volunteers from civic and church groups, the National Anti-Environmental Crime Task Force dismantled a 51.49-ha fish pen owned by Seven Eleven Fishing Corp. and a 25-ha fish pen of Habagat Multipurpose Cooperative, both in Binangonan town in Rizal province. Jaime Medina, general manager of the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), said Habagat’s pen was built early this month despite the suspension of construction of new structures in the lake.
Cinco, M. (2017. February 15). No letup in fish pen demolition. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A17.
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Cages; Commercial fishing; Fishery regulations; Environmental legislation; Licences; Fishers; Livelihoods; Governments; National Anti-Environmental Crime Task Force; Seven Eleven Fishing Corp.; Habagat Multipurpose Cooperative; Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Medina, Jaime; Duterte, Rodrigo