Closed fishing seasons violators detected
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Illegal fishing activities thrive in the Visayan Sea during the enforcement of the three-month closed fishing season, lawyer Gloria Estenzo Ramos, vice president of Oceana Philippines said over the weekend. Oceana, the largest international organization working exclusively to protect and restore the world’s oceans, analyzes data from satellite sensor called Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite to detect by satellites, in a supposedly dark environment such as large bodies of water, artificial light sources like superlights. These are likely used by fishing boats such as purse seiners and ring netters and were found inside the prohibited area and in this case, the Visayan Sea covered by the closed fishing season order.
Closed fishing seasons violators detected. (2019, February 25). Manila Standard, p. A3.
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Season regulations; Fishing; Illegal fishing; Oceans; Satellite sensing; Radiometers; Fishing vessels; Sustainable development; Fisheries; Fishing grounds; Jurisdiction; Oceana Philippines; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG); Ramos, Gloria Estenzo
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