Carpio: China can’t demand traditional fishing rights in EEZ

MANILA, Philippines --- China cannot demand traditional fishing rights in the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said on Tuesday in an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel. "The Chinese cannot demand to fish in our EEZ based on traditional fishing rights because that has been done away with," Carpio said. "What is meant by traditional fishing is the other state has a right to demand to fish in an area. That right has been extinguished for the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). China cannot demand to fish in our EEZ." The senior magistrate made this statement a day after President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his fourth State of the Nation ...

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