Decline in fish yield
noted in Apo Island
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Renowned marine scientist, Dr. Angel Alcala, said yesterday there is a decline in fish yield at Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental after typhoons Sendong and Pablo in late 2011 and late 2012.
Before the typhoons, fish production outside the Apo Island marine sanctuary was reportedly at an average of 150 tons of bio-mass a year, but now, it has dropped to as low as 15 tons a year, Alcala said during a forum on climate change at Silliman University.
The forum is part of the activities for the Ocean Defenders campaign of Greenpeace, launched Tuesday on its first leg of the tour at Apo Island and in Dumaguete City July 9 to 13.