𝐏𝐂𝐒𝐃𝐒 𝐃𝐌𝐃-𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘀 “𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐓𝐨𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐀 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐄𝐫𝐚 𝐨𝐟 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬” 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 (𝗥𝗦𝗦)
𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐥 𝐇𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐥, 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐳𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐥𝐚 ─ To raise the alarm on the crippling effects of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing practices, and forge alliance and camaraderie among key players in the fishing community for Responsible Seafood Sourcing (RSS), Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) District Management Division (DMD)-Calamian, through District Manager Ma. Christina D. Rodriguez, participated in the “1st Responsible Seafood Summit Towards A New Era of Better Seafood Philippines” on September 14.
Ms. Rodriguez underwent a series of intensive discussions on the status and challenges besetting the international seafood supply chains, and the efforts being undertaken to resolve it. As an event convening change-makers in the fishing economy, she also became a witness to sustainable fishing community stories, and to interactive technical workshops embodying it. As such, this is significant for PCSDS in its fisheries management in Palawan.
Aside from PCSDS, it was also attended by representatives from USAID Philippines, the Philippine government, private sector seafood industry, local government units (LGUs), community-based organizations, USAID implementing partners, and other sectors across the country. It was organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Fish Right.