30 Sep '17, 5am

Protecting Fisheries Yields 30 Times Investment in the Tañon Strait https://t.co/L8ZMahwUBz

Protecting Fisheries Yields 30 Times Investment in the Tañon Strait https://t.co/L8ZMahwUBz

"We invested P2M in fisheries protection. Today, our fishers are catching at least P60M more seafood every season," shares Bindoy Mayor Valente Yap at the recently-concluded Ocean Heroes Assembly, which convened 20 coastal heroes recognized for protecting the waters of the Tañon Strait, a major fishing area which feeds millions of people in the Visayas. “We eliminated blast fishing within five years. It took time, but our small steps eventually bore fruit,” recalls Yap. “Fishers initially resisted conservation, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Now they actively protect Bindoy’s municipal waters to continue reaping the benefits brought by healthier and more productive seas.” “Our fishers can earn over P500,000 just by growing seaweed, proving that there are many ways to produce seafood,” adds Manjuyod Mayor Felix Sy. The heroes convened on 30 August in Cebu Ci...

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