Marine protection declaration sought for Ticao-Burias Pass
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Albay 3rd District Rep. Fernando Gonzalez revealed he is preparing a legislative measure seeking the declaration of the Ticao-Burias as a Marine Protected Area. (MPA). PAMB—as provided under the NIPAS Act of 1992—is composed of the DENR regional executive director, and representatives of local governments and barangays with jurisdictions over areas covered by the MPA, non-government organizations, and from other government agencies involved in the protected area management. Greenpeace Southeast Asia Ocean Campaigner Vince Cinches, who expressed support to the proposed measure, said both water bodies are being over fished and devoid of more sustainable coastal resource management initiatives.
Imperial, S. (2015, August 6). Marine protection declaration sought for Ticao-Burias Pass. Manila Bulletin, p. B-11.
Marine ecology; Environmental protection; Marine parks; Recreation; Ecotourism; Economics; Environment management; Protected areas; Jurisdiction; Environmental legislation; Governments; Illegal fishing; Marine mammals; Sea turtles; Coral reefs; Overfishing; Coastal zone management; Nature conservation; Marine resources; Fishing grounds; Water pollution; Climatic changes; Megachasma pelagios; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS); Protected Area Management Board (PAMB); Philippine National Police (PNP); Philippine Army; Greenpeace Philippines; Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development; Gonzales, Fernando; Cinches, Vince
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