BFAR bans harvesting, trading of 3 sea cucumber species
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Starting Aug. 28, catching and trading of three species of sea cucumber will be prohibited, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said on Wednesday. The species, which are collectively known as teatfish, are the Holothuria (Microthele) fuscogilva, Holothuria nobilis and Holothuria whitmaei. Teatfish are slow-moving, benthic species living on tropical reefs, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.
Sotelo, Y. (2020, August 8). BFAR bans harvesting, trading of 3 sea cucumber species. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A5.
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Marine organisms; International agreements; Harvesting; Trade; Breeding; Sea cucumber culture; Fishery regulations; Holothuria fuscogilva; Holothuria nobilis; Holothuria whitmaei; Isurus oxyrinchus; Isurus paucus; Glaucostegus; Rhinidae; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Gongona, Eduardo; Galilling, Precy
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