Back to the sea for trapped turtles
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Rain suddenly poured at the break of dawn as 20 students and two instructors boarded the four-layered bamboo raft in Barangay Malabor, Tibiao, Antique province. They were about to experience “lambaklad” fishing in the Malabor Coast, a rich fishing ground and believed to be a highway of migratory fish, on the raft with the 21 “buso” (crew) led by one “maestro” (master-fisherman). Lambaklad is derived from the Kinaray-a words, “lambat” which means net and “baklad,” meaning corral. It is one of the biggest fish traps in the country.
Calawag, F. (2015, May 16). Back to the sea for trapped turtles. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A10.
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Fishing; Migratory species; Sea turtles; Fishers; Animal welfare; Rare species; Environmental legislation; By catch; Flora; Fauna; Chelonia mydas; Antique Marine Wildlife Protection Network; University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV); International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; Mateo, Andres; Barwick, Alison; Calawag, Nick; Baticados, Hillary Mae; Corda, Rhoda; Hontanar, Rei
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