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Sustainable fishing as means to protect reef areas and coastal ecosystems in Masinloc, Zambales
A fisherfolk in Masinloc, Zambales, Philippines dries her fish catch that will be sold in the markets to earn income to support her family.

A fisherfolk in Masinloc, Zambales, Philippines dries her fish catch that will be sold in the markets to earn income to support her family. She makes sure that her fish products are of the right sizes, avoiding young or juvenile ones. This is part of the locals’ efforts to support sustainable fishing so that future generations can still benefit from the marine resources of Masinloc. Through engaging in sustainable fishing, locals in Masinloc no longer need to partake in illegal activities that pose a threat to reef areas and coastal ecosystems vital for mitigating the impacts of climate change. USAID, through its Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans, and Landscapes (SIBOL) project, supports environmental campaigns to raise awareness among the local communities in Masinloc about the importance of marine protected areas and to encourage their participation in conservation initiatives.

Sustainable Fishing Industry in Masinloc, Zambales

Photographer Blue Motus
Copyright © 2023 Blue Motus for USAID

Country Philippines
Topics Climate Finance and Economic Growth, Biodiversity Conservation, Natural Resource Management

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