BFAR national director Asis Perez earlier said that over the years, the problem of overfishing continues to haunt the Philippine fishery sector.
"Ten out of 13 of the country's fishing grounds have already shown signs of overfishing," Perez
said, citing a study by the National Stock Assessment Program (NSAP).
"The amended Fisheries Code intends to stop all forms of unsustainable resource use.
Among its salient features is the higher penalties to deter, prevent and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities," he