Cauayan fishermen ask for help
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The Cauayan Fisherfolk Federation (CFF) is asking the Provincial Bantay Dagat to apprehend commercial fishing vessels encroaching on municipal waters of Cauayan in Negros Occidental. CFF Vice Chairman Ramon Gregas said operation of big fishing vessels 15 kilometers from the shoreline of the town is in violation of an existing municipal ordinance and the Philippine Fisheries Code of the 1998. Gregas said commercial fishing vessels operations is affecting the livelihood of small-scale fishermen in Cauayan town's Barangays Mambugsay, Guilhungan, Tiling, Poblacion, Man-uling, Isio, Tuyom, Masaling, Caliling, Linawon, Inayawan, Bulata and Ilijan.
Cauayan fishermen ask for help.(2013, March 18). Manila Bulletin, p. 18.
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