PH protects Chinese fishing at Panatag
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The Foreign Affairs department has formally protested China’s reported mass harvesting of giant clams at the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, which Malacañang on Tuesday called as an “affront” to the Philippines. A television news report by ABS-CBN showed Filipino fishers saying Chinese boats had been doing clam extraction at Panatag “for years,” clouding the waters and affecting their fish catch. In a news briefing, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said the Chinese move was “definitely” a breach of the Philippines’ sovereignty.
Villanueva, R. U., & Reyes, D. (2019, April 17). PH protects Chinese fishing at Panatag. The Manila Times, pp. A1, A2.
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Foreign fishing; Fishers; Territorial waters; Disputes; Governments; Fishing grounds; Exclusive economic zone; Law of the sea; International law; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); ABS-CBN; Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); Western Command (Wescom); Panelo, Salvador; Locsin, Teodoro Jr.; Duterte, Rodrigo; del Rosario, Albert; Morales, Conchita Carpio; Xi, Jinping; Medina, Rene; del Pilar, Gregorio; Madrigal, Benjamin Jr.
- The Manila Times