Fishermen earn less as catch dwindles
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Municipal fishermen in Tañon Strait are catching lesser and smaller fish as the number of people dependent on fishing as a major source of livelihood has increased significantly. A team from Oceana Philippines conducted a month-long socio-economic and fishery baseline survey in Tañon Strait from May 9 to 30, covering 96 families in five towns of San Jose, Guihulngan and Calatrava, all in Negros Oriental; and Moalboal and Samboan, in Cebu. The survey team led by Oceana marine economist Charlotte Grubb and marine scientists Dr. Christopher Krenz and Marianne Saniano, said 68 percent of the 96 respondents engage in fishing, with nearly half relying on fishing as a primary source of income, and another 14 percent as their secondary source of profit.
Fishermen earn less as catch dwindles. (2015, October 25). The Philippine Star, p. B-4.
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