Amended Fisheries Code takes effect this week
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will implement beginning this week the amended Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 that cracks down on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The much-contested amendment lapsed into law on Feb. 27 amid strong opposition from the local commercial fishing industry which is upset over what it considers to be “oppressive and confiscatory” regulations. Fisheries director Asis Perez said the amendments made to the Fisheries Code would ensure the protection of the country's marine resources.
Valencia, C. (2015, March 28). Amended Fisheries Code takes effect this week. The Philippine Star, p. B-3.
Fishery regulations; Illegal fishing; Fishery industry; Commercial fishing; Livelihoods; Fisheries; Private sector; Governments; Monitoring systems; Fishing vessels; Bilateral agreements; International cooperation; Trade; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Vessel Monitoring System (VMS); European Union (EU); Perez, Asis
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