Anakpawis urges assistance for fisherfolk
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Partylist group Anakpawis urged the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to provide alternative livelihood programs for fisherfolk who will be affected by the three-month moratorium on galunggong fishing in Palawan. Representative Fernando Hicap noted that more than 5000 small fisher folk and their families operating 30 fishing vessels registered in the province will add to the growing number of hunger incidents once the fishing ban takes effect. “We demand that the DA and BFAR should offer affected Palawan fisherfolk of other means of livelihood to counter its negative economic effect,” Hicap said in a statement.
Galvez, J. K. ( 2015, November 6). Anakpawis urges assistance for fisherfolk. The Manila Times, p. A7.
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Fishers; Livelihoods; Moratoria; Fisheries; Carangid fisheries; Season regulations; Spawning seasons; Pelagic fish; Overfishing; Fishing grounds; Fishery economics; Anakpawis; Department of Agriculture (DA); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC); Hicap, Fernando; Alcala, Proceso
- The Manila Times