Hinagpis ng Dagat
(Sigh of the Sea)



Produced by the ABS CBN News Channel (ANC) with support from the FISH Project, this documentary reports on the burning issues facing Philippine fisheries, current measures to address such issues, and the viewpoints and recommendations of various stakeholders and key players of the fisheries sector.  It also includes a special feature on Lagasan Village in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi, where the success of a marine protected area has become a source of pride and uniting force for a community learning the ways of marine stewardship amid deeply entrenched traditions of destructive fishing.

The story is told in Filipino with English subtitles and consists of 3 parts (click on the title to view):

1. Krisis sa Pangisdaan (The Fisheries Crisis) -- State of Philippine fisheries and major issues facing the sector (To download, right click here and save [377MB])
2. Hangarin sa Sustinableng Pangisdaan (Quest for Sustainable Fisheries) -- Ongoing efforts and what stakeholders say should be done to address fisheries issues (To download, right click here and save [306MB])
3. Isang Magandang Simulain (A Good Beginning) -- The story of a village in Tawi-Tawi, Philippines to protect their marine sanctuary. (To download, right click here and save 224MB])

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