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Mapping of coral reefs proposed

The Department of Agriculture (DA) needs to undertake a complete mapping of the country’s coral reefs since they host firstclass fish species and other marine resources that the country needs to conserve.

Manila, Philippines – Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala is keen on the idea of creating a Department of Fisheries, saying that archipelagic nations actually have ministries of fisheries and other countries concerned with protecting pelagic fishes have also strengthened offices charged with managing marine resources. Lawyer Rodolfo Paz, general manager of the Philippine Fisheries Development […]

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