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Gov’t savants press fish conservation

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.

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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