Why the proposed new airport in Bulacan might hurt the country’s seafood supplyJune 24, 2020 1:08 pm
ANGELO G. GARCIA, ABS-CBN News
MANILA — Being an archipelago, the Philippines relies heabily on the sea’s bounty when it comes to food. From fresh to dried to fermented, seafood is an important part of the Filipino diet. And Pinoys love seafood in general.
The country’s local seafood supply mainly comes from small0scale fishermen. These fisher folk have fish ponds in shallow waters in coastal areas or simply catch fish in the open sea on their small bancas.
Several organizations are concerned about the proposed New Manila International Airport in Bulacan because this could affect fishing communities and an important fishing ground in Bulacan. San Miguel Corporation, the company that is building the new airport, plans to reclaim more than 2,000 hectares, north of Manila Bay.
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