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, PhilippinesAuthor(s):
Benjamin J. Gonzales, Roger G. Dolorosa, Honorio B. Pagliawan and Maria Mojena G. GonzalesAbstract:
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.Pages: 130-136 | 1198 Views 23 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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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.