4 Visayas governors want additional provisions in law to fight illegal fishing
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The governors of four provinces surrounding the Visayan Sea will lobby for further adjustments to Republic Act 10654, passed in February 2015 and containing the amended Fisheries Code of the Philippines, to include more provisions that will prevent illegal fishing practices. Among the proposed changes being considered are penalties against mere possession of illegal fishing gears and a longer holding period for apprehended fishing boats. The Visayan Sea is surrounded by the islands of Masbate, Cebu, Negros Occidental, and Iloilo.
Conserva, L. H. U. (2017, July 17). 4 Visayas governors want additional provisions in law to fight illegal fishing. BusinessWorld, p. S1/11.
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