Is dynamite fishing illegal in the Philippines?

Is it legal to fish with dynamite?

Blast fishing is highly destructive and illegal. Dynamite or other types of explosives are used to send shock-waves through the water, stunning or killing fish which are then collected and sold.

What is illegal fishing in the Philippines?

(55) Illegal Fishing – means fishing activities conducted by Philippine fishing vessels operating in violation of Philippine laws, Regional Fisheries Management Organization resolutions, and laws of other coastal states.

Is dynamite fishing still happening in the Philippines?

The practice of dynamite fishing is illegal, but it has remained a lingering problem in the Philippines for some time now. Explosions from dynamite fishing destroy coral reefs and kill fish and their eggs and larvae, and injure other animals including marine mammals.

Why is catching fish by dynamite prohibited by law?

“Blast fishing is an extremely short-sighted fishing method because it destroys the coral reef on which fisherfolk depend,” said Jerker Tamelander, head of the Coral Reef Unit at UN Environment. “It is also extremely dangerous to the fisherfolk themselves because bombs can explode prematurely,” he said.

What is illegal logging in the Philippines?

Illegal logging is the harvesting, processing, transporting, buying or selling of timber in contravention of national and international laws.

Why do fishermen do dynamite fishing?

Dynamite is used by unscrupulous fishermen to blast coral reefs and other shallow areas to stun fish, which are then collected from the surface or shallow waters. Because it explodes like a bomb, it is locally known as bomu. Its explosion is highly damaging to the benthic communities and branching corals.

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