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‘Marine sanctuaries helped restore fish population’

Friday, May 18, 2012

‘Marine sanctuaries helped restore fish population’

By | Friday| May 18, 2012 |

MALIMONO, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/17 May) — Fisher folk in three coastal villages in this town are seeing a ray of hope saying different species of fish have started to reappear in their municipal waters.

The locals attributed this to the establishment of marine sanctuaries last February to stem the destruction of the fishing grounds, which is mainly blamed on illegal fishing methods that also wrecked coral reefs.

“Thanks to the donors and development partners who gave us the necessary equipment and technical know-how on how to preserve and protect the marine sanctuaries,” Vicente Cabillo, a fish warden in Barangay Cantapoy said in the vernacular..... MORE

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