Filipina leads protection of Lanuza marine park
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Marybeth “Yeng” Rita has taken on the challenge to be a woman of influence in a male-dominated industry as a Coastal Resources Management (CRM) officer of the local government of Lanuza, Surigao del Sur. A CRM officer since 2002, Rita is directly involved in the enforcement of coastal fishery laws, including patrolling designated areas of the Lanuza Marine Park and Sanctuary and its municipal waters 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Mejorada, C. (2016, March 29). Filipina leads protection of Lanuza marine park. The Manila Times, p. B8.
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Coastal zone management; Marine parks; Environmental protection; Illegal fishing; Commercial fishing; Fishery regulations; Fishery management; Livelihoods; Women; NURSIHA (Nursiha, Sibahay at Habag) MPA (Marine Protected Area) Monitoring Team; Kahugpungan sa mga Mananagat sa Nurcia (KMN); Lanuza Bay Development Alliance (LBDA); Global Environment Facility (GEF); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (BMB-DENR); Haribon; Rita, Marybeth; Lanuza
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