Illegal fishing, commercial fishers still abound in Tañon Strait
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Dynamite and cyanide fishing, and commercial fishing operations still abound in Tañon Strait, the country's largest marine protected area between Cebu and Negros islands. These were the findings of a recent seven-day expedition conducted by Oceana, an international non-government organization (NGO) focused in marine conservation. “The team has gathered valuable information, and testimonies of small fisherfolk and local barangay and municipal officials, confirming that illegal fishing activities, particularly dynamite and cyanide fishing, and commercial vessels are operating with impunity in Tañon Strait,” said Gloria Estenzo Ramos, vice president of Oceana Philippines.
Illegal fishing, commercial fishers still abound in Tañon Strait. (2015, October 1). Manila Bulletin, p. B-7.
- Manila Bulletin