DENR opposes comm'l fishing in Tañon Strait
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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has opposed a proposal that seeks to allow commercial fishing within the municipal waters of the Tañon Strait, the country’s biggest marine protected area. The Biodiversity Management Bureau, an attached agency of the DA, has expressed concern over the proposed moratorium on commercial fishing ban in the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) as recommended by some local government unit officials in Cebu. If approved, it will allow commercial fishing within municipal waters beginning at 10.1 kilometers away from the coast that would likely result to overfishing in the area.
Simeon, L. M. (2017, January 29). DENR opposes comm'l fishing in Tañon Strait. Philippine Star, p. B-3.
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Commercial fishing; Marine parks; Overfishing; Sustainable development; Marine resources; Fishery regulations; Fishers; Fishing grounds; Livelihoods; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Department of Agriculture (DA); Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS); Oceana Philippines; Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB); Lim, Mundita; Ramos, Gloria
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