Presidential proclamation signed to protect Philippine Rise
MetadataShow full item record
President Duterte has signed a presidential proclamation to protect 50,000 hectares of the Philippine Rise including Benham Bank, where some areas have 100 percent coral cover, as a “strict protection zone.” “I’m officially issuing a presidential proclamation, formally declaring parts of the Philippine Rise undersea feature as a marine resource reserve,” Duterte said recently in a media briefing aboard the navy ship Davao del Sur off the coast of Aurora. Benham Bank, covering around 17,000 hectares, is declared a no-take zone and thus closed to any human activity except scientific research.
Presidential proclamation signed to protect Philippine Rise. (2018, May 24). The Philippine Star, p. B6.
Associated contentOnline version
Environmental protection; Marine parks; Research; Fishery management; Fishing; Fishery regulations; Illegal fishing; Overexploitation; Marine resources; Protected areas; Sustainable development; Seafood; Food security; United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf; Oceana Philippines; Duterte, Rodrigo; Saniano, Marianne Pan
- The Philippine Star 
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Bloomberg (Manila Standard,
September 18, 2016, on page A3-A4)Ensuring that these ecosystems stay healthy is getting harder, as the oceans absorb excess carbon dioxide and overfishing escalates, aided by advances in deep-water fishing technology. Carbon dioxide turns the water more ...
Cruz, Maricel (Manila Standard,
April 19, 2018, on page A6)The government has unveiled its list of deliverables within the six-month closure of Boracay, giving a clearer picture of what the island’s locals and tourists should expect by the end of the shutdown. Meanwhile, some “big ...
(Philippine Daily Inquirer,
October 9, 2016, on page A14)There is no way attention will be directed at the crying urgency of protecting the coral reefs unless we belabor the issue and repeat ourselves. At the rate coral reefs are being destroyed by human activity or damaged by ...