PHL statement on the inclusion of Bajo de Masinloc and the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone in China’s fishing ban


Statement of the Philippines:On the inclusion of Bajo de Masinloc and the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone in China’s fishing ban
[May 14, 2012]
Our position is we do not recognize China’s fishing ban in as much as portions of the ban encompass our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). However, the President has decided that, in view of the accelerated depletion of our marine resources, it would be advisable for us to issue our own fishing ban for a period of time to replenish our fish stock.