09/05/2002 World first agreement brings cooperative approaches to managing illegal fishing a step closer

An agreement between Indonesia and the Philippines is set to reduce illegal fishing in the Sulawesi Sea.

Noel Vock

Noel Vock, an extension officer with Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries, has led the Philippines Landcare Project for ten years, encouraging farmers and their communities to take control of their own problems and to implement appropriate solutions.

He says the farmers’ attitudes have changed and they’ve adopted new farming systems at a rate rarely before seen in the country.