Fisheries boom hinges on sustainable use of resources
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The Department of Agriculture (DA) expects a boom in the country’s fisheries sector as it continues to engage with stakeholders to craft and implement policies and programs for sustainable utilization and management of aquatic resources. With modernization steps to gain momentum for sustainable and inclusive growth, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is positive that efforts of the government will enable the sector to continue providing a stable supply of food, livelihood, and ecological services. Alcala said the DA, through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), has been instituting measures to ensure that fishing in the country’s waters becomes sustainable and that all forms of fishery resource use provide equitable benefits to stakeholders.
Galvez, J. K. (2015, July 24). Fisheries boom hinges on sustainable use of resources. Manila Bulletin, p. B2.
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Fisheries; Sustainable fishing; Sustainable development; Marine resources; Livelihoods; Fishery resources; Overfishing; Fish kill; Season regulations; Fishery regulations; Illegal fishing; Surveillance and enforcement; Poverty alleviation; Fishers; Fishing harbours; Post harvest losses; Fishery economics; Trade; Artisanal fishing; Department of Agriculture (DA); Philippine Statistics Authority; Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated (IUU); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Fisherfolk Registration (FishR); Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD); European Union (EU); Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC); Philippine Crops Insurance Corporation; National Household Targeting System; National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC); Alcala, Proceso; Perez, Asis
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