Fishermen demand probe of Acosta
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The fisherman’s Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) demanded the investigation of Laguna Lake Development Authority General Manager Nereus Acosta over the proliferation of fish pens and reclamation activities in Laguna de Bay during his term. Pamalakaya said, while Acosta recently ordered the dismantling of vast fish pens in Laguna de Bay, the LLDA recently approved a total of 195 fish pen applicants; 46 of those are individuals, 8 cooperatives and 142 corporations. During Acosta’s term, presence of fish pens in Laguna de Bay dramatically rose by 73.1 percent with fish pens occupying 13,000 hectares in 2006 and rising to 22,500 during Acosta’s term.
Araneta, S. (2016, August 19). Fishermen demand probe of Acosta. Manila Standard, p. A6.
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