Editorial: A little goes a long way

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Thursday, July 17, 2014


EARLIER this week, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources formally launched the closed season of fishing in Davao Gulf for the conservation of small pelagic fishes. The three-month ban will see the fishes untouched during their spawning period, allowing them to repopulate amidst fishing operations which used to go on all year round. This, however, is not the first time the government has taken steps to preserve our natural resources.

A similar fishing ban was enforced in Zamboanga for their sardines, resulting in their catch increasing by approximately 10,000 metric tons in a year. These figures show that a little definitely goes a long way in helping preserve our environment.

We Filipinos have much to gain from helping preserve our natural resources. Living in a country rich with natural resources, it would do us much good to sustain them. If you think about it, the water we drink and bathe in, the food we eat, and the air we breathe all comes from nature.

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If ever y person threw all their garbage into the water, we’d surely have darkened, polluted water which may end up in our homes. If everyone kept their garbage out of the water, everyone would have cleaner water.
Every single day we use paper, made from trees which could have saved communities from flooding and produced clean air for people.

So go ahead, keep garbage out of the seas or plant a tree. A little goes a long way for nature which gives so much to all of us.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 18, 2014.

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