Transparency sa commercial fishing pinatotodo

Ang National Coast Watch Council sa pamamagitan ng Secretariat and Oceana ay nagsagawa ng forum na may temang “Improving Transparency in Fisheries to Stop Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing.”

Tumayong speaker si Global Fishing Watch (GFW) Chief Exe­cutive Officer Tony Long sa forum na dinaluhan din ng Natio­nal Security Council, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources at iba’t ibang enforcement agency na kumakatawan sa mga judicial at legal sector, academe, artisanal fisherfolk leader at non-government organization.

“Transparency is crucial for good stewardship of our global ocean to fight illegal fishing, to protect fish stocks and livelihoods, and to increase the safety and well-being of fishers. Publicly available data from Automa­ted Identification System (AIS), combined with Vessel Monito­ring System (VMS) create a more complete picture that hastens enforcement to stop IUU fishing. Law-abiding fishers are tracked easily and openly, demonstra­ting their compliance while rogue operators stand out due to their patchy track record or suspicious behaviour,” paliwanag ni Long.

Sumang-ayon din si National Security Adviser at National Security Council Director, Secretary Hermogenes Esperon sa kinakailangang technology-based solutions para i-develop ang blue economy ng bansa.

Nagpahayag din ng pagkaalarma si Senator Cynthia Villar sa overfishing.
“Nakakaalarma ang mga senaryo na naririnig at ipinapakita ng mga eksperto tungkol sa overfishing at iba pa,” ani Villar.