DOJ to act on alleged cyanide fishing in WPS | Inquirer News

DOJ to act on alleged cyanide fishing in WPS

/ 06:53 PM February 21, 2024

scarborough shoal


MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is determined to take action against reported cases of cyanide fishing by Chinese fishermen in Bajo de Masinloc or Scarborough Shoal in the disputed West Philippine Sea.

“Under the leadership of President Marcos Jr., the Philippines will not tolerate any actions that harm our environment or deprive Filipino people of their right to its use and beauty,” Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said in a statement Wednesday.


Remulla said the DOJ will support agencies gathering pieces of evidence and building a case behind cyanide fishing.


“The impact on these coral reefs is devastating,” said Remulla.

“These ecosystems are vital not only for marine biodiversity but also for the livelihoods of Filipino fisherfolk. We are committed to ensuring proper accountability for such acts,” Remulla said.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Chinese, Fishermen, West Philippine Sea

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.