March 6, 2019 ‖ Alyza Noelle Tan
March 6, 2019— The Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation joins Oceana in its forum called “Strenthening Enforcement Collaboration for Healthy Oceans Forum” at the Cebu Parklane Hotel, Cebu City. The forum aims to involve different stakeholders on the sustainable intervention to deter illegal commercial fishing at municipal waters Attending the forum are outstanding collaboration among government agencies, enforcers and stakeholders to protect Tañon Strait and ensure sustainable fisheries. The forum showcased also showcased a new technology called the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) which is able to detect night lights used by fishers. According to their data, number of illegal fishers detected has significantly declined through the years, which is probably because of the extensive effort by the NGOs and government agencies. Insignts from the Philippine National Police (PNP Region 7) as well as from fisherfolks and scientists presented their speech as well.