Strategic Action Program for the Sulu-Celebes Sea Large Marine Ecosystem
The SAP focuses on the conservation of small pelagic fisheries to ensure that the welfare of economically marginalized communities estimated at about 40 million people who depend on these seas for food and livelihood. Small pelagic fishes like sardines, scads and mackerel do not only provide sources of income to fishers but are also the more affordable protein source for lower-income populations in the region. The three countries commitment to protect the Sulu-Celebes Sea would hopefully make fisheries production in the region more sustainable.
03 Sep 2014 by iwlearn