Bfar not keen on lifting phl fishing ban amid china'smuscle-flexing - IPL Laser Machine

2013-02-26 11:27:10 | 旅行
Amid China's latest muscle-flexing in the disputed Panatag(Scarborough) Shoal area, Philippine fishery agency is not keen onresponding in kind by lifting its own fishing ban in the area. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources head Asis Perez onThursday said the Philippine ban is also meant to ensure the safetyof fishermen in the area, as the monsoon may generate strong windsand big waves at this time of year. " [Ang fishing ban natin] ay hindi dahil may fishing ban ang China.Dalawa ang rason natin: Conservation ng resources at ang securityng ating pangingisda. Malapit na kasi ang hanging habagat. RF Beauty Equipment

Angmangingisda natin maliit ang bangka nila, " Perez said in an interview on dzBB radio. Earlier this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) saidChina appears to be flexing its maritime muscle by keeping 21vessels and 76 other smaller boats at the disputed shoal. It cited a Philippine Coast Guard report showing China has fiveChinese government vessels in the shoal, along with 16 Chinesefishing boats, 10 of which were inside the lagoon while six wereoutside. DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez said the increase in the number ofChina"s vessels in the area "imperils marinebiodiversity in the shoal and threatens the marine ecosystem in thewhole of the West Philippine Sea." The shoal has been the site of a month-long standoff between thePhilippines and China, which began when Philippine authoritiesspotted several Chinese fishermen poaching in the shoal. But before a Philippine Navy crew could make arrests, Chinesevessels blocked the Philippine vessel's path. IPL Laser Machine

Earlier, the BFAR downplayed the supposed loss of income offishermen in the Zambales area due to an ongoing fishing ban in thedisputed marine area. Perez said Panatag Shoal, or Bajo de Masinloc, is relatively remoteand is not considered a major fishing ground. " Hindi ito sasabihin nating major fishing ground ng atingmangingisda at seasonal ang pangingisda rito. Ang pinakamaramingmangingisda doon ay lima hanggang anim na bangka on a given day," Perez said in an earlier interview on GMA's"News To Go." " Kung magkakaroon man ng epekto 'di ganoon kalaki (If there will be any impact, it won't be that big)," headded. Perez said that of some 2,000 fishermen in the area, less than 100go to the Bajo de Masinloc area. China Tattoo Removal Laser Machine

The BFAR started implementing last week a temporary fishing ban inthe area, claiming the supposed depletion of marine resourcesthere. Its fishing ban came at about the same time as China's own fishingban on parts of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
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