Poe says 2-m fishing families need govt help
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Presidential candidate Grace Poe said Sunday the next administration should help close to two-million fishermen and their families get out of poverty although the Philippines is 7th among the top fish-producing countries in the world. Poe said the country produces 4.7-million metric tons of fish each year, contributing 2.46 percent of the total world production. It is also the world’s third-largest producer of aquatic plants including seaweeds, harvesting 1.56 million metric tons a year and contributing 5.78 percent of the total world production. But she said the farmers were not getting the benefits of economic growth.
Ramos-Araneta, M. (2016, April 4). Poe says 2-m fishing families need govt help. Manila Standard, p. A4.
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