Monday, March 17, 2014

Coral REEFurbishment Project, alternative livelihood program for fisherfolks - Mayor John Yap

Written by Gloria Villas

The Coral REEFurbishment Project is beneficial not only to the tourism industry but also to the fisherfolks.

This is what Malay Mayor John Yap has stated during the said coral restoration program’s launching on Friday, a project that will further the protection drive for the corals in the island of Boracay.

According to Mayor Yap, this is also an alternative livelihood program for the fisherfolks as they will be assigned in taking care of and monitoring of the corals.

Yap added, there were also fishermen in the past that used prohibited processes in fishing that has resulted to coral destruction and disturbance of the fish’s natural habitat.

The Mayor also noted how the project can strengthen the tourism industry as this will become an attraction for under water activities.

The Coral REEFurbishment Project is part of the Coastal Resource Management Program and is under the Boracay Beach Management Program (BBMP).

Translated by Shelah Casiano

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