Asis Perez to head Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

ELAW Partner Asis Perez took the oath of office today as new director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, the agency responsible for the improvement, management and conservation of the Philippines’ fisheries and water resources.  He has vowed to combat destructive fishing methods and the continuous intrusion of commercial fishers into municipal waters all over the country.  Asis is the former Executive Director of Tanggol Kalikasan (Defense of Nature) and won the 2010 Clark R.  Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award.  He has collaborated with ELAW since 1994.