Amend Fisheries Code, Capitol Urged
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A group of commercial fishing operators in Cebu is asking the provincial government to amend the existing Cebu Provincial Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Code for being biased against commercial fishing. Patrick Topalla, officer of the Bisayas Alliances of Fisherfolks and Operators for Reforms (BAFOR), described a particular provision in the ordinance as "anti-commercial fishing," that is, the provision which prohibits commercial fishing operations with 10.1 to 11 kilometers for the shoreline. Republic Act 8550 or the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998, however, does not make the prohibition in the area absolute.
Mosqueda, M. W. Jr. (2014, January 28). Amend Fisheries Code, Capitol Urged. Manila Bulletin, p.13.
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