4 months Oceana: Commercial fishing vessels are required to install vessel monitoring device; gov’t has to enforce the law Inquirer |LS
International advocacy group Oceana Philippines demand transparency on the amount that the government specifically the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) requires to subsidize the vessel monitoring requirements of the commercial fishing industry.   “We would like to know how much exactly does the government intend to spend for the vessel monitoring mechanism (VMM) and, more importantly, why is the government going to subsidize these from taxpayers’ money when commercial fishing operators can well afford it?” The statement was […] The post Oceana: Commercial fishing vessels are required to install vessel monitoring device; gov’t has to enforce the law ... more