Fishermen happy with UN ruling
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Fishermen from this province who filed a complaint in the United Nations to stop Chinese intrusions into the disputed West Philippine Sea are happy over the arbitration tribunal’s assertion that it has jurisdiction over the case. The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that the complaint addresses a dispute over the Philippines’ and China’s application of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. “At least it gave us hope that we would be able to fish at Panatag Shoal again,” Jowe Legaspi, council member of Barangay Cato in Infanta town and also a fishing boat owner, said on Friday.
Cardinoza, G., & Macatuno, A. (2015,October 31). Fishermen happy with UN ruling. Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A17.
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Fishers; International law; Law of the sea; Jurisdiction; Territorial waters; Disputes; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Fishing rights; Fishing grounds; Livelihoods; Exclusive economic zone; Artificial reefs; Season regulations; Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); United Nations (UN); Chinese Coast Guard; Legaspi, Jowe; Forones, Mario; Mola, Vianny