02 Aug '11, 10am

Philippine fishing village embraces ecotourism Channel NewsAsia: A fishing community in the Philippines ... #travel

Philippine fishing village embraces ecotourism Channel NewsAsia: A fishing community in the Philippines ... #travel

ZAMBALES, Philippines: A fishing community in the Philippines that once used dynamite to catch fish, now advocates ecotourism. Rather than destroy the environment, the community is protecting it. Located in the northern part of Zambales, a six-hour drive from Manila, lies the pristine Uacon Lake. Locally, it is known as the Shangri-La of North Zambales. The 209-hectare lake has been the source of income for the thousands of fishermen and their families living nearby. But damage to the ecosystem, caused by indiscriminate fishing, threatened to wipe out their livelihood. "When I was younger, I engaged in illegal fishing. I used dynamites for a long time. But in the end, I realized that it was wrong to do it, because dynamites can really destroy reefs," said fisherman Orlino Ednalang. Orlino, and other fishermen like him, are now dedicated to rehabilitating the lake. With the...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/southeastasia/view...

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