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Fishermen in Balobaloang have long established an awareness of the importance of the coral reef to their livelihood. They had names for each reef, and were familiar with the reef ecosystem. They designed various baits and ways to catch different species sustainably. However, with the destruction of the coral reef due to dynamite and cyanide fishing, their yield has decreased tremendously.

In this section:

The importance of a coral reef ecosystem
What is a coral?
Elements that influence a coral reef ecosystem
Threats to coral reef
Coral reef and global warming
Why do we try to protect the coral reef?
Indigenous knowledge of the marine ecosystem on Balobaloang

Destructive fishing practices
Dynamite fishing
Cyanide Fishing
Knowledge and practice of sustainable fishing on Balobaloang

Academic works and research on Balobaloang

Global fish trade and the environment


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