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BFAR urges protection of marine wildlife


LEGAZPI CITY—The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Regional Office 5 reminded the public to protect marine creatures. This after a whale shark and a giant oarfish were spotted off the coast of Libon, Albay earlier this week.

Said whale shark (Rhincodon typus), known locally as butanding, was discovered trapped inside a beach seine in Brgy. Pantao by fisherfolk. It was released back into sea on the same day.

On the other hand, a giant 5-meter oarfish (Regalecus glesne), known locally as langkoy or espada, washed ashore in Barangay Talin-Talin.

Regional Director Dennis Del Socorro said the agency plans to conduct an information drive on the protection, management and conservation of such species in the coastal communities.

He also enjoined the local government units to strengthen their capacities on conservation and protection of the marine wildlife.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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