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3 months ago
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The Philippine fishing bureau has just accused Chinese fishing vessels of damaging Scarborough Shoal, a vital atoll in the contested South China Sea. Allegations suggest that cyanide is being used to severely harm the reef, causing estimated damages of $17.85 million.⁠
Scarborough Shoal has long been a point of contention, with historical ownership disputes between the Philippines and China. Despite an international tribunal's ruling in favor of the Philippines in 2016, tensions persist.⁠

Why would Chinese fishermen use cyanide?⁠

“These Chinese fishermen use cyanide to intentionally destroy Bajo de Masinloc [the Spanish name for the shoal] to prevent Filipino fishing boats to fish in the area." — said BFAR spokesman Nazario Briguera during a press conference⁠

This situation truly shows the lack of reason within the fishing industry. How does killing the reef you also depend on help your political goals or your fishing interests? In our opinion it’s killing both objectives? The fishing industry’s tactics are ruthless and self-destructive, it’s time people open their eyes to this insane industry.⁠

Read the full story on the Link in bio!⁠

📹 via @timesofindia⁠

Follow 👉 @seaspiracy for more ocean news.⁠
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