Seafood buyers pledge to protect Coral Triangle
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The promise of big seafood buyers not to buy fish like tuna and reef fish illegally caught in the 5.4 million square kilometer of the Coral Triangle will be tested in the wake of protests by Japanese consumers against restrictions on the catch of yellowfin tuna. Representatives of seafood buyers, travel and tourism operators in the Coral Triangle actually drafted industry statements on the matter of protecting the area by not exploiting coral reefs to the hilt and not engaging in environmentally unsound methods of catching reef fish. The Coral Triangle is home to 30 percent of the world's coral reefs and hosts 500 coral species spread in six countries--- Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.
Benaning, M. N. (2010, January 22). Seafood buyers pledge to protect Coral Triangle. The Philippine Star, p. 4.
- The Philippine Star