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Fiji Islands

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We are a group of marine conservation practitioners working in Asia and the Pacific who have joined together to increase the success of our efforts. Our website provides useful information and resources for practitioners, as well as stories and lessons ... more

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Recovering Reefs Make a Splash: Candelaria Marine Sanctuary | The Locally-Managed Marine Area (LMMA) Network

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"It used to be like New Year's Eve every day with the amount of blasts heard," says conservation advocate Ruperto Apilado, known locally as Ka Raffy.

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Although not a fisherman by profession, Ka Raffy has a background in fishponds (he has one in his backyard), and has concern for the welfare of his community and its resources. An engineer by training and former communications technician for Voice of America, Ka Raffy also served on the parent-teacher's association for the local school and is very active in community affairs. He is Chairman of the Candelaria Bantay Dagat (Fish Wardens) and President of the Sinabacan Fishermen's Association. In addition to his municipal leadership roles, Ka Raffy is also heavily involved at the provincial level, as Chairman of Pampangisdaang Reforma Samahan ng Mangingisda ng Zambales (PRSMZ, the provincial level federation of fisherfolks for Zambales) and Chairman of Pamprobinsyang Alyansa ng Lokal na Organisadong Samahan (PALOS, which is under the provincial Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council). Ka Raffy's commitment, tenacity and success in influencing local and provincial laws encourages other community members to participate in management of Candelaria's natural resources.
Salvacion "Sally" Ruiz is from Yamot village in Candelaria. As a deputized member of the Bantay Dagat, she monitors to see who is actively fishing in the municipal waters and assists with registering all fishing boats as required by law. She also helps explore alternative livelihoods for fishers.
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The group was reorganized in 2003 and headed by Ka Raffy, who although not a fisherman himself, is skilled in community organizing, negotiating and lobbying. He was able to bring together some 100 fisherfolk to act cooperatively as fish wardens.
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Ka Raffy and other dedicated community members have worked hard to lobby for regulations protecting their resources. However, he knows all too well that the pressure must be kept up; as election time approaches, a different-minded mayor could easily discard the resolutions that are now in place.
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"Having to cope with reality," says Ka Raffy.
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What is the one piece of advice Ka Raffy would give to others who are working to manage their marine resources?


Member Profiles - LMMA Network

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An engineer by training and former communications technician for Voice of America, Ka Raffy also served on the parent-teacher's association for the local school and is very active in community affairs. He is Chairman of the Candelaria Bantay Dagat (Fish Wardens) and President of the Sinabacan Fishermen's Association (SFA) in Candelaria. In addition to his municipal leadership roles, Ka Raffy is also heavily involved at the provincial level, as Chairman of Pampangisdaang Reforma Samahan ng Mangingisda ng Zambales (PRSMZ, which is the federation of fisherfolks for Zambales Province) and Chairman of Pampangisdaang Lokal ng Zambales (PALOZ, which is under the provincial Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council, or FARMC). Although not a fisherman by profession, Ka Raffy has a background in fishponds (he has one in his backyard), and has concern for the welfare of his community and its resources. He continues to work hard to lobby for legislation protecting Candelaria's marine habitat and resources.


Member Profiles - LMMA Network

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An engineer by training and former communications technician for Voice of America, Ka Raffy also served on the parent-teacher's association for the local school and is very active in community affairs. He is Chairman of the Candelaria Bantay Dagat (Fish Wardens) and President of the Sinabacan Fishermen‘s Association (SFA) in Candelaria. In addition to his municipal leadership roles, Ka Raffy is also heavily involved at the provincial level, as Chairman of Pampangisdaang Reforma Samahan ng Mangingisda ng Zambales (PRSMZ, which is the federation of fisherfolks for Zambales Province) and Chairman of Pampangisdaang Lokal ng Zambales (PALOZ, which is under the provincial Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council, or FARMC). Although not a fisherman by profession, Ka Raffy has a background in fishponds (he has one in his backyard), and has concern for the welfare of his community and its resources. He continues to work hard to lobby for legislation protecting Candelaria's marine habitat and resources.


Ruperto Apilado – The LMMA Network

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An engineer by training and former communications technician for Voice of America, Ka Raffy also served on the parent-teacher's association for the local school and is very active in community affairs. He is Chairman of the Candelaria Bantay Dagat (Fish Wardens) and President of the Sinabacan Fishermen's Association (SFA) in Candelaria. In addition to his municipal leadership roles, Ka Raffy is also heavily involved at the provincial level, as Chairman of Pampangisdaang Reforma Samahan ng Mangingisda ng Zambales (PRSMZ, which is the federation of fisherfolks for Zambales Province) and Chairman of Pampangisdaang Lokal ng Zambales (PALOZ, which is under the provincial Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council, or FARMC). Although not a fisherman by profession, Ka Raffy has a background in fishponds (he has one in his backyard), and has concern for the welfare of his community and its resources. He continues to work hard to lobby for legislation protecting Candelaria's marine habitat and resources. Read more about Candelaria.


Damien – Page 3 – The LMMA Network

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An engineer by training and former communications technician for Voice of America, Ka Raffy also served on the parent-teacher's association for the local school and is

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