The Philippines is an archipelagic nation which meant that water marks all borders of the country from the north, south, east and west.
These borders are fishing grounds and some, in the western parts are even disputed ones which entails political or diplomatic solution.
Most part are pristine waters and has bountiful fish population and marine life. The Philippine territorial waters are easy accessible to large commercial fishermen while unaccessible to small fisherfolk.
In the panel discussion with experts, factors like food security, climate change and degradation of marine ecosystem is discussed.
Present in the dialogue is FNRI Director Dr. Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, Oceana Vice President Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos. Interview with key personalities present in the dialogue is in the next article./
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