PH boats fishing outside Panatag, US think tank claims
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Filipino fishermen have been fishing just outside, not inside, the lagoon of Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, a Washington, D.C. think tank claims, citing recent satellite images. On its website, the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) of the Center for Strategic and International Studies said the prevailing situation was the “status quo” since mid-2012, when China seized control of the resource-rich shoal, also known as Bajo de Masinloc. Prior to 2012, Filipino fishing boats went in and out of the lagoon, which lies within the 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone guaranteed of coastal states by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Salvosa, F. F. II. (2016, November 3). PH boats fishing outside Panatag, US think tank claims. The Manila Times, pp. A1, A8.
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Fishers; Fishing; Disputes; Territorial waters; Satellite sensing; Fishing vessels; Exclusive economic zone; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; International law; Jurisdiction; Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI); Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; Chinese Coast Guard (CCG); Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Abella, Ernesto; Duterte, Rodrigo; Esperon, Hermogenes Jr.
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