Small fishers complain of extortion from local governments based on the Fisheries Code.
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The alliance Pamalakaya presented the Fishers’ Agenda to electoral candidates.
KALIBUTAN By CLEMENTE BAUTISTA Recently, Republic Act 10654 or the Amended Philippine Fisheries Code was passed, and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) was completed only this September. Behind the policy reform are mostly big commercial fishers, government officials, and with few representatives from non-government organizations like Greenpeace and some fisherfolk organizations. In the end,…