Fighting for food, security, and the depths of the West Philippine Sea

Date: December 7, 2021


It’s been five years since fisherman Domingo Dumaran last went out to catch fish in Scarborough Shoal, a marine-rich area in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).

Despite the landmark 2016 Hague ruling affirming the Philippines’ rights to the waters, China has vehemently rejected this ruling and continued to send its own large vessels to the area, illegally catching approximately 240,000 kilograms of fish daily, according to the National Task Force for the WPS.

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