Dynamite fishing in Philippines

Coremap BAPPEDA Tk.I Riau crmpriau at pbaru.wasantara.net.id
Thu Jul 23 22:20:00 EDT 1998

Dear Ana Marie

I do not know who in Philippina representatif to help you.
But I reed Mariko Abe, that is good idea. WWF can be help you.
I will compose how to manage this problem and send you leter.
we have same problem. And that is our job to clear it.
at now we have a program: "community base management" to clear the "boom"
Ok, I Apologiza because just it I can help you for a while.
I promise to send you the management.

Fadil Nandila

-----Original Message-----
From: Ana Marie Alcantara <hapalcan at hotmail.com>
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
Date: 22 Juli 1998 20:50
Subject: Dynamite fishing in Philippines

>Dear Sir/Madam:
>We are a beach resort owner in the Philippines and we have a problem
>with local community. They had been using dynamites for fishing and as
>well as throw waste around the seashore. We tried to educate them (since
>most of them are uneducated) with the consequences of dynamite fishing
>and as well as gave them free toilet bowls for them to poop but
>nevertheless they don't care. We tried so hard to help them improve
>their lifestyle but couldn't figure out on how to tickle these people.
>Do you have any suggestions on how will we prevent these people on using
>these dynamites and reducing waste around our community? We need public
>support and we cannot improve our  market in our resort if they don't
>help us. I am very much aware of what is happening to our environment
>now and concerned with the coral reefs. I want to prevent the coral reef
>of an island near our resort too. Is there any group of people in the
>Philippines who cares for the environment (coral reefs in general)?
>Thank you very much.
>Ana Marie Alcantara

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