Coral garden & reef rehabilitation project, the establishment of marine reserves and fish sanctuaries of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Philippines
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The vastness of the Philippine waters provides significant supply of food and protein as well as opportunities for development for commercial and municipal fisheries. The utilization of such immense marine resource should be geared along sustainability not only for survival, but also to the country s increasing population, environmental degradation, and the state s commitment to the Global competitiveness archetype. The establishment of non-fishing areas in marine protected areas would double fish catch in 5 years (Roberts, 2002).
Dickson, A. C., & Velasco, P. E. L. (2004). Coral garden & reef rehabilitation project, the establishment of marine reserves and fish sanctuaries of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Philippines. In Proceedings of the 1st Regional Workshop on Enhancing Coastal Resources: Artificial Reefs, Stationary Fishing Gear Design and Construction and Marine Protected Areas, 30 September - 3 October 2003, Thailand (pp. 65-70). Samut Prakan, Thailand: Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.