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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2014, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part C

Marine resource assessment for sustainable management of Apulit Island, West Sulu Sea, Palawan, Philippines


Author(s): Benjamin J. Gonzales, Roger G. Dolorosa, Honorio B. Pagliawan and Maria Mojena G. Gonzales

Abstract: The marine resources in Apulit Island, Palawan were assessed to evaluate its status after decades of protection. The hard coral cover in six sites ranged from 6.88 to 71.25%. Some reefs have been overgrown with macroalgae. The reef fish biomass and density were relatively high, but poor in species diversity. Subsequent underwater footage and anecdotal information revealed a large change of fish assemblage, which may have occurred during the transition period from previous owner/operator to the recent owner/operator: This situation may highlight the role of local government in the management of coastal waters and its resources.



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Benjamin J. Gonzales, Roger G. Dolorosa, Honorio B. Pagliawan and Maria Mojena G. Gonzales. Marine resource assessment for sustainable management of Apulit Island, West Sulu Sea, Palawan, Philippines. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2014; 2(2): 130-136.
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