Benham trip to push through next week
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The government is all set to embark on another exploratory trip to the 13-million-hectare Benham Rise next week, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said yesterday. Piñol said President Duterte gave the green light for the group of scientists and government officials to proceed with the trip on May 5 to 7 to check the area’s potential as a food source. Piñol would lead the exploration along with officials and scientists from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
Simeon, L. M. (2017, April 29). Benham trip to push through next week. Philippine Star, pp. 1, 10.
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Governments; Joint ventures; Territorial waters; Fishers; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; International law; Fishing grounds; Department of Agriculture (DA); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Oceana Philippines; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Piñol, Emmanuel; Duterte, Rodrigo; Benham Rise; Philippines
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