The following article about Fishing in Boracay ended up in my mailbox. In my opinion a step in the right direction.
BORACAY ISLAND, Philippines – The local government of Malay town in Aklan provnce has declared the waters surrounding the world famous resort island of Boracay permanently off-limits to fishing activities. Ed Sancho, executive secretary for Malay mayor Ciceron Cawaling, said Thursday that the ban aims to protect marine resources around the island, including coral reefs from the destruction brought by the fishing boat anchors. Report said that fishermen from nearby provinces such as Masbate, Antique and Romblon have been encroaching within the sea off Boracay to fish.
Boracay sea is not a fishing ground. We would like to protect and preserve the marine sanctuary for tourism purposes,” Sancho said. To strictly implement the measure, the local government of Malay is cooperating with the Philippine Coast Guard and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to shoo away fishermen entering Boracay waters. “We are also planning to purchase water-borne seacraft to assist national government agencies in ensuring that the sea resource of Boracay will be protected against illegal fishing activities,” he added
Just wondering how many Kilometers around Boracay is protected now. There are also some operators on the Island offering fishing trips to tourists.
Is there really any fish left in Boracay? The koreans fish all around that place everyday and the locals are out fishing very early in the morning.
Unless they are talking about the fish in the “shitty water” on the backside of the island.
I have came close a few times to cut the fisherman lines at Angol and Crocodile dive sites.
Fishing is a nice sport and it is a good past time too. I enjoy fishing specially during weekends.`.’
Fish are beautiful, on a plate with rice…and fun to catch.