PCG, Navy shep up Tubbataha patrols
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As the diving season at the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park begins, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Philippine Navy (PN) have intensified their monitoring in the area to ensure that marine resources would be free from abuse and theft. PCG Palawan District commander Commodore George Ursabia yesterday said that they have been alternately sending a patrol ship with the PN since the start of the diving season last March 11. The diving season lasts until mid-June. Ursabia explained that before the diving season they would only send random patrol boats to the Tubbataha Reefs, which covers 97,030 hectares in Cagayancillo, Palawan and is the largest marine protected area in the country.
Macairan, E. (2015, March 20). PCG, Navy shep up Tubbataha patrols. The Philippine Star, p. 11.
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