Stronger law enforcement a boost to fish production
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The successful management and protection of Tañon Strait, the Philippines’ largest marine protected area, should be replicated in other fishing grounds nationwide, marine conservation group Oceana Philippines said. Oceania Philippines lauded the government’s steadfast enforcement of environmental laws in protecting Tañon Strait against illegal, destructive and commercial fishing operations. Oceana Philippines VP Gloria Ramos said they are closely coordinating with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the local government units (LGUs) for the implementation of the Tañon Strait model in other seascapes, particularly in the Visayas. The Visayan Sea covers Masbate, Cebu, Negros Occidental and Iloilo.
Simeon, L. M. (2017, March 19). Stronger law enforcement a boost to fish production. The Philippine Star, p. B4.
Surveillance and enforcement; Fish; Fishery management; Marine parks; Fishing grounds; Nature conservation; Illegal fishing; Fishery products; Overfishing; Sustainable development; Fishery regulations; Fishing vessels; Commercial fishing; Fishery agreements; Habitat; Governments; Sustainable fishing; Data; Fishing; Oceana Philippines; The STAR; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Ramos, Gloria
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