Protecting the underwater fast-food joint
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The reclamation activities of the Chinese in the West Philippine Sea has allegedly destroyed a large parcel of coral reefs, threatening to affect the supply of fish and other marine products for the Philippines including those of the neighboring countries. Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Angel Alcala as quoted in media reports during the 5th US Embassy Seminar for Regional Media held in Palawan last month that the reclamation activities of China in the West Philippine Sea has lead to massive destruction of coral reefs which will impact on the fish supply of the Philippines and the adjacent countries, including China.
Agoot, L. T. (2015, June 35). Protecting the underwater fast-food joint. Manila Bulletin, p. B-9.
Land reclamation; Coral reefs; Marine fish; Territorial waters; Disputes; Endemic species; Fish; Coral reef conservation; Marine parks; Protected areas; Livelihoods; Environmental protection; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF); Alcala, Angel; Pagaduan, Paolo; Veron, Charlie
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