BFAR halts sale of corals in Cartimar
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and the National Bureau of Investigation recently stopped the illegal sale of assorted corals and other prohibited species in Cartimar, Pasay City. A total of 3,788 pieces of both hard and soft corals, coral stones, and pebbles were seized by the NBI- Environmental Crime Division and BFAR’s law enforcement group. Republic Act 10654 or the amended Philippine Fisheries Code prohibits gathering, possessing, commercially transporting, selling or exporting ordinary, semi-precious and precious corals, whether raw or in processed form by any person or corporation.
Gonzales, A. L. (2017, April 27). BFAR halts sale of corals in Cartimar. Manila Standard, p A6.
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