Tañon Strait celebrates 19th year as protected area
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Tañon Strait, a 161-kilometer strip which separates the islands of Cebu and Negros, is celebrating nearly two decades as a protected area. It is host to 62 percent of the country's coral species, plus 14 species of whales and dolphins. Declared as the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) by then-president Fidel Ramos on May 27, 1998, the area provides seafood and jobs for 42 towns, cities and municipalities.
Tañon Strait celebrates 19th year as protected area. (2017, June 11). Panay News, p. 12.
Protected areas; Seafood; Livelihoods; Commercial fishing; Fishers; Surveillance and enforcement; Marine resources; Governments; Illegal fishing; Sustainable fishing; Fishery management; Fishery regulations; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Oceana Philippines; Rare Philippines; Bantay Dagat; Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA); Ramos, Fidel; Salomon, Mary Ann; Davide, Hilario III; Ramos, Gloria Estenzo
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