Benham Rise seen as fisheries hot spot
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and marine scientists have sailed for the first time this year the 13-million hectare Benham Rise in an effort to protect and increase marine productivity in the country.BFAR and marine scientists from non-government organization Oceana Philippines and the University of the Philippines continue to discover the country’s newest territory on board a government research vessel.
Simeon, L. M. (2016, April 15). Benham Rise seen as fisheries hot spot. The Philippine Star, p. B-5.
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Fishing; Environmental protection; Territorial waters; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; Artisanal fishing; Fishers; Fishing grounds; Marine ecology; Bait fish; Oceanographic data; Fish; Spawning grounds; Marine parks; Protected areas; Fisheries; Oceanography; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Oceana Philippines; University of the Philippines; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Biodiversity Management Bureau; Perez, Asis; Bacordo, Rhoda; Saniano, Marianne
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