China harassment of PH fishers stop, but occupation continues
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Filipino fishermen venturing out to the Scarborough Shoal, a rich fishing ground some 200 kilometers from the coast of the province, are enjoying a respite from Chinese coast guard harassment, but the continued presence of Chinese patrols in the area looms like ominous clouds in the horizon. Based on accounts given by crewmen of a fishing boat that returned here on Sunday, Chinese coast guards have stopped harassing Filipino fishermen entering the shoal. Aniceto Achina, 40, captain of fishing boat FB JJM, said the Chinese patrols saw the Filipino fishermen approach the shoal but did not drive them away, unlike in previous encounters with Filipino fishing boats. FB JJM carried 11 fishermen for an eight-day trip to the shoal.
Macatuno, A. (2016, May 24). China harassment of PH fishers stop, but occupation continues. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A9.