PH turn Scarborough into a 'no- fishing zone'
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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will soon issue an executive order making the lagoon portion of Scarborough Shoal a “marine sanctuary and no-fishing zone,” which is now being guarded by Chinese Coast Guard ships, officials said Monday. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Chinese President Xi Jinping appeared receptive to Duterte’s idea of turning the shoal into a sanctuary, which would have the effect of banning all fishing inside the shoal but not around it during their second bilateral meeting during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima. “We will mobilize government forces to promote our agreements, step up guidance to create a favorable environment,” Andanar said quoting Xi.
Bencito, J. P., & Fabunan, S. S. D. (2016, November 22). PH turn Scarborough into a 'no- fishing zone'. Manila Standard, pp. A1, A2.
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Fishing; Bilateral agreements; Governments; Disputes; Fishers; Fishing grounds; Fish culture; Livelihoods; Law of the sea; International law; Exclusive economic zone; Territorial waters; Chinese Coast Guard; Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC); Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; Duterte, Rodrigo; Andanar, Martin; Batongbacal, Jay; Lopez, Ramon; Esperon, Hermogenes; Xi, Jinping
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