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Philippines in bind over tuna fishing

Environment group Greenpeace calls for end to "unsustainable fishing methods", threatening fishermen's livelihood.

Last Modified: 18 Apr 2013 15:10
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Greenpeace has called on governments in the Asia Pacific region to stop what it calls "unsustainable fishing methods".

But for many fishermen in the Philippines, fishing - and particularly tuna fishing - is a main source of income and a lucrative industry for the government.

The country has just lifted a two-year fishing ban, but Greenpeace says unsustainable practices have already caused
serious depletion of tuna globally.

Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from General Santos.

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