Stringent marine protection
measures pushed in island
BY ALEX PAL
Life seemed a lot better for Apo island barangay captain Liberty Pascobello-Rhodes back then.
“When I started the marine sanctuary project in 1983, everyone in Apo Island was angry with me,” Rhodes said.
Putting a marine sanctuary which was off-limits to fishermen seemed
strange for the inhabitants of this 74-hectare island. The fishermen didn't mind having to row their bancas far to catch fish, so long as they were free to do whatever they wanted in their small island.