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Marine protection bill pushed

Sen. Cynthia A. Villar has vowed to pursue legislation aimed at balancing the Philippine’s need to increase marine life production and the need to sustain biodiversity of the country’s marine waters in the 17th Congress.

Scientists working for the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) have called for studies on the management of pelagic fish species, noting the dwindling catch and the inability of government to reduce illegal fishing activities substantially.

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