Philexport Manila organized a meeting with regards to BFAR FAO 233-1

On March 5, 2012 – Joy Sharp, Jecilia Gabutin and Philippe Poppe went to Manila to attend the meeting organized by Philexport Manila.  Read more…


BFAR FAO 233-1

Download a pdf of the FAO 233-1

GTO has send a letter to BFAR requesting the suspension of FAO 233-1 – read more…

Stance on total ban on shell and marine products export

With the recent confiscation of 2 containers with black corals and stuffed turtles, it has been proposed to ban all export trade of shells and marine products.

GTO and its members strongly condemn the poaching and illegal shipping of marine products, but do feel that a total ban on export of shells and marine products is not the solution to the problem.

GTO has produced a position paper and economic impact paper on the current situation.

Position Paper


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