Quezon fishermen have long been fishing at Benham Rise, says Infanta boat captain
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Infanta, Quezon – Benham Rise may have entered the consciousness of most Filipinos only recently, but to the residents of Dinahican village here, it has long been part of the fisher folk’s lives for nearly four decades now. Romeo Sarco, 59, a boat captain, said it was during his generation that Benham Rise was discovered by local fishermen as a bountiful fishing ground. Sarco said local fishermen came to know of the abundance of Benham Rise because of a fisherman named Anot Renhel. “He’s from Infanta. His father has passed away, while his mother is still here, too old to walk,” Sarco said.
Quismorio, E2017, May 6). Quezon fishermen have long been fishing at Benham Rise, says Infanta boat captain. Manila Bulletin, p. 1, 12.
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Fishers; Fishing grounds; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; Disputes; Territorial waters; Continental shelves; International law; Expeditions; Gas hydrates; Motor boats; Samahan ng mga Kapitan ng Mangingisda sa Dinahican (Sakamadi); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Sarco, Romeo; Renhel, Anot; Piñol, Emmanuel
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