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Palawan coastal towns commit to stop overfishing

MANILA, Philippines – Fishermen in 11 coastal towns in the Calamian Islands in Palawan have unanimously expressed support for the declaration of monthly closed periods for rabbitfish fishing to protect the growing populations of the species.

This comes soon after the launch of the community-level Fisheries Improvement Plans (FIPs), which were formulated with the assistance of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through the funding provided by the government of Italy.

“Fisherfolk communities in Palawan are demonstrating their strong commitment to address the impacts of overfishing and marine habitat loss, which directly affect their livelihoods.

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