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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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How to cite this article:
Benjamin J. Gonzales, Roger G. Dolorosa, Honorio B. Pagliawan, Maria Mojena G. Gonzales. Marine resource assessment for sustainable management of Apulit Island, West Sulu Sea, Palawan, Philippines. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2014;2(2):130-136.
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