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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.

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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