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DA-BFAR, National Scientist condemn the destruction of marine resources in the West Philippine Sea

Written by USPGG on . Posted in Aug 21, China Land Grabbing, Feature, Read This

Originally published Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 AM  at www.science.ph

From the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) and a national scientist, on Thursday, joined the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in its call against China’s reclamation activities in the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea.

In a press conference titled “The Destruction of Marine Resources in the West Philippine Sea,” DA-BFAR, and University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute Professor Emeritus and National Scientist Dr. Edgardo D. Gomez presented a comprehensive study on the damage inflicted to marine biodiversity and economic productivity by China’s increased militarization in the region.

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