PHL's 'banana capital' turns hand to marine resource conservation
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Dynamite fishing used to be rampant along the waters of Panabo City in Davao del Norte province, until the fishing community got together in 1999 and formed the City Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (CFARMC) to enforce fisheries law under Republic Act 8550. The group then tapped the known dynamite fishers in the coastal communities to become members of the Bantay Dagat (sea guardians) and serve as the enforcers of marine protection policies. The fishing community, with funding support and incentives from the local government, has also been at the forefront of maintaining mangrove areas which they understand serve as protection for the shoreline from typhoons, also serving as a breeding ground and nursery for marine organisms.
Carillo, C. A. (2015, May 21). PHL's 'banana capital' turns hand to marine resource conservation. BusinessWorld, p. SI/5.
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Illegal fishing; Explosive fishing; Fishing communities; Fishery regulations; Coastal zone management; Fishery protection; Shore protection; Marine parks; Fishing grounds; Cages; Livelihoods; Fishers; Governments; Financing; Marine organisms; Season regulations; Community fishing; Fishery data; Fishery management; Marine resources; City Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (CFARMC); Panabo Mariculture Park; Bantay Dagat; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)- Region XI; Aumentado, Fernando; Ventura, Dante
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