Authorities dismantled illegally established fish cages off the coastal waters in Cavite City recently, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) revealed Friday, September 17.
In a joint law enforcement operation, the PCG, Philippine National Police (PNP) Maritime Group, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Cavite local government unit have pursued the operation to “promote a conducive and marine environmental-friendly ecosystem in the area.”
As part of the DENR’s Manila Rehabilitation program, the activity promoted rehabilitation, preservation, and restoration of Manila Bay,” the PCG noted.
The activity was held in response to the Supreme Court’s mandamus on Manila Bay (G.R. 171947-48), which orders the Coast Guard and concerned government agencies to clean up and rehabilitate Manila Bay.