|Filipino fishers told not to fish at shoal for 2 months amid BFAR study|
Source: Inquirer Global Nation
MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources on Wednesday said Filipino fishermen have been directed to stop fishing at Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) for two months starting May 16. BFAR Director Asis Perez said the Philippines’ prohibition on fishing in the area which coincides with a similar ban from China, was intended to allow the agency’s experts to study Panatag Shoal to determine ways to protect the area. READ MORE ».