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TANAUAN, Leyte, Philippines — The Philippines, a nation made up of hundreds of islands, is house to about 1.6 million individuals who work in fisheries, and nearly all of these fishers are small-scale harvesters who collectively catch virtually half of the nation’s fish.

Years of market pressures, lack of fisheries administration and unchecked overfishing from bigger industrial fishers have led to a decline in small fish resembling sardines that rural coastal communities within the nation of about 110 million folks depend upon. Knowledge will not be accessible on the state of many fish shares, however the conservation group Oceana has stated greater than 75% of the nation’s fishing grounds are depleted.

The issue of overfishing is very detrimental to the nation’s poorest folks, a lot of whom earn their livings by fishing, stated Ruperto Aleroza, an anti-poverty activist who has spent a long time harvesting small fish like sardines and spherical scad from the waters across the archipelago. The small fish are vital to the eating regimen in components of the Philippines the place different sources of protein should not accessible, he stated. The fish are utilized in conventional dishes resembling kinilaw, a uncooked fish dish much like ceviche.

“We fisherfolk are the second to the poorest in our nation” behind solely farmers, Aleroza stated.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely accountable for all content material.

The problem overfishing poses to individuals who earn their residing from the ocean and who depend on fish for protein of their eating regimen is being skilled all through the world. As overfishing is impacting kinilaw within the Philippines, it’s effecting conventional dishes and methods of life in locations such because the Bahamas, the place scientists and authorities officers fear the commercial fishing of conch, a marine snail central to the eating regimen and determine of the island nation, might quickly not be possible. And in Senegal, overfishing has largely wiped out white grouper, lengthy the premise for the nationwide dish of thieboudienne.

Aleroza blames years of poor fishing administration and unsustainable fishing practices for taking away each a lifestyle and a key supply of protein for a few of his nation’s poorest folks.

“It’s threatening the native meals supply. We will’t feed our household. And it’s worsening poverty of artisanal fishers,” he stated. “The overfishing worsens financial despair amongst us.”

Not too long ago, the nation has begun to make strides in rebuilding fisheries with spawning closures, stated Mudjekeewis Santos, a scientist with the Philippines Division of Agriculture’s Nationwide Fisheries Analysis and Improvement Institute.

“And the communities are pleased that occurred, as a result of their catch elevated,” he stated. “Fish don’t care about jurisdiction, they usually’re being decimated.”

However there’s a lot work left to be completed, Santos stated.

Non-governmental organizations such because the Environmental Defense Fund are working with the Philippines authorities to undertake science-based, sustainable fishing practices, stated Edwina Garchitorena, who leads these efforts for EDF within the nation.

The issue goes past small fish. The lack of small, ocean-going fish resembling anchovies can be devastating for bigger fish, which eat the small fish, she stated.

Garchitorena and others blamed the over-exploitation of bigger fish species to satisfy worldwide demand, which she stated elevated fishing strain on the smaller fish shares that stay nearer to the coast.

“We’ve systematically diminished each sort of fish within the ocean,” she stated.

Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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TANAUAN, Leyte, Philippines — The Philippines, a nation made up of hundreds of islands, is house to about 1.6 million individuals who work in fisheries, and nearly all of these fishers are small-scale harvesters who collectively catch virtually half of the nation’s fish.

Years of market pressures, lack of fisheries administration and unchecked overfishing from bigger industrial fishers have led to a decline in small fish resembling sardines that rural coastal communities within the nation of about 110 million folks depend upon. Knowledge will not be accessible on the state of many fish shares, however the conservation group Oceana has stated greater than 75% of the nation’s fishing grounds are depleted.

The issue of overfishing is very detrimental to the nation’s poorest folks, a lot of whom earn their livings by fishing, stated Ruperto Aleroza, an anti-poverty activist who has spent a long time harvesting small fish like sardines and spherical scad from the waters across the archipelago. The small fish are vital to the eating regimen in components of the Philippines the place different sources of protein should not accessible, he stated. The fish are utilized in conventional dishes resembling kinilaw, a uncooked fish dish much like ceviche.

“We fisherfolk are the second to the poorest in our nation” behind solely farmers, Aleroza stated.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely accountable for all content material.

The problem overfishing poses to individuals who earn their residing from the ocean and who depend on fish for protein of their eating regimen is being skilled all through the world. As overfishing is impacting kinilaw within the Philippines, it’s effecting conventional dishes and methods of life in locations such because the Bahamas, the place scientists and authorities officers fear the commercial fishing of conch, a marine snail central to the eating regimen and determine of the island nation, might quickly not be possible. And in Senegal, overfishing has largely wiped out white grouper, lengthy the premise for the nationwide dish of thieboudienne.

Aleroza blames years of poor fishing administration and unsustainable fishing practices for taking away each a lifestyle and a key supply of protein for a few of his nation’s poorest folks.

“It’s threatening the native meals supply. We will’t feed our household. And it’s worsening poverty of artisanal fishers,” he stated. “The overfishing worsens financial despair amongst us.”

Not too long ago, the nation has begun to make strides in rebuilding fisheries with spawning closures, stated Mudjekeewis Santos, a scientist with the Philippines Division of Agriculture’s Nationwide Fisheries Analysis and Improvement Institute.

“And the communities are pleased that occurred, as a result of their catch elevated,” he stated. “Fish don’t care about jurisdiction, they usually’re being decimated.”

However there’s a lot work left to be completed, Santos stated.

Non-governmental organizations such because the Environmental Defense Fund are working with the Philippines authorities to undertake science-based, sustainable fishing practices, stated Edwina Garchitorena, who leads these efforts for EDF within the nation.

The issue goes past small fish. The lack of small, ocean-going fish resembling anchovies can be devastating for bigger fish, which eat the small fish, she stated.

Garchitorena and others blamed the over-exploitation of bigger fish species to satisfy worldwide demand, which she stated elevated fishing strain on the smaller fish shares that stay nearer to the coast.

“We’ve systematically diminished each sort of fish within the ocean,” she stated.

Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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TANAUAN, Leyte, Philippines — The Philippines, a nation made up of hundreds of islands, is house to about 1.6 million individuals who work in fisheries, and nearly all of these fishers are small-scale harvesters who collectively catch virtually half of the nation’s fish.

Years of market pressures, lack of fisheries administration and unchecked overfishing from bigger industrial fishers have led to a decline in small fish resembling sardines that rural coastal communities within the nation of about 110 million folks depend upon. Knowledge will not be accessible on the state of many fish shares, however the conservation group Oceana has stated greater than 75% of the nation’s fishing grounds are depleted.

The issue of overfishing is very detrimental to the nation’s poorest folks, a lot of whom earn their livings by fishing, stated Ruperto Aleroza, an anti-poverty activist who has spent a long time harvesting small fish like sardines and spherical scad from the waters across the archipelago. The small fish are vital to the eating regimen in components of the Philippines the place different sources of protein should not accessible, he stated. The fish are utilized in conventional dishes resembling kinilaw, a uncooked fish dish much like ceviche.

“We fisherfolk are the second to the poorest in our nation” behind solely farmers, Aleroza stated.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely accountable for all content material.

The problem overfishing poses to individuals who earn their residing from the ocean and who depend on fish for protein of their eating regimen is being skilled all through the world. As overfishing is impacting kinilaw within the Philippines, it’s effecting conventional dishes and methods of life in locations such because the Bahamas, the place scientists and authorities officers fear the commercial fishing of conch, a marine snail central to the eating regimen and determine of the island nation, might quickly not be possible. And in Senegal, overfishing has largely wiped out white grouper, lengthy the premise for the nationwide dish of thieboudienne.

Aleroza blames years of poor fishing administration and unsustainable fishing practices for taking away each a lifestyle and a key supply of protein for a few of his nation’s poorest folks.

“It’s threatening the native meals supply. We will’t feed our household. And it’s worsening poverty of artisanal fishers,” he stated. “The overfishing worsens financial despair amongst us.”

Not too long ago, the nation has begun to make strides in rebuilding fisheries with spawning closures, stated Mudjekeewis Santos, a scientist with the Philippines Division of Agriculture’s Nationwide Fisheries Analysis and Improvement Institute.

“And the communities are pleased that occurred, as a result of their catch elevated,” he stated. “Fish don’t care about jurisdiction, they usually’re being decimated.”

However there’s a lot work left to be completed, Santos stated.

Non-governmental organizations such because the Environmental Defense Fund are working with the Philippines authorities to undertake science-based, sustainable fishing practices, stated Edwina Garchitorena, who leads these efforts for EDF within the nation.

The issue goes past small fish. The lack of small, ocean-going fish resembling anchovies can be devastating for bigger fish, which eat the small fish, she stated.

Garchitorena and others blamed the over-exploitation of bigger fish species to satisfy worldwide demand, which she stated elevated fishing strain on the smaller fish shares that stay nearer to the coast.

“We’ve systematically diminished each sort of fish within the ocean,” she stated.

Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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TANAUAN, Leyte, Philippines — The Philippines, a nation made up of hundreds of islands, is house to about 1.6 million individuals who work in fisheries, and nearly all of these fishers are small-scale harvesters who collectively catch virtually half of the nation’s fish.

Years of market pressures, lack of fisheries administration and unchecked overfishing from bigger industrial fishers have led to a decline in small fish resembling sardines that rural coastal communities within the nation of about 110 million folks depend upon. Knowledge will not be accessible on the state of many fish shares, however the conservation group Oceana has stated greater than 75% of the nation’s fishing grounds are depleted.

The issue of overfishing is very detrimental to the nation’s poorest folks, a lot of whom earn their livings by fishing, stated Ruperto Aleroza, an anti-poverty activist who has spent a long time harvesting small fish like sardines and spherical scad from the waters across the archipelago. The small fish are vital to the eating regimen in components of the Philippines the place different sources of protein should not accessible, he stated. The fish are utilized in conventional dishes resembling kinilaw, a uncooked fish dish much like ceviche.

“We fisherfolk are the second to the poorest in our nation” behind solely farmers, Aleroza stated.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely accountable for all content material.

The problem overfishing poses to individuals who earn their residing from the ocean and who depend on fish for protein of their eating regimen is being skilled all through the world. As overfishing is impacting kinilaw within the Philippines, it’s effecting conventional dishes and methods of life in locations such because the Bahamas, the place scientists and authorities officers fear the commercial fishing of conch, a marine snail central to the eating regimen and determine of the island nation, might quickly not be possible. And in Senegal, overfishing has largely wiped out white grouper, lengthy the premise for the nationwide dish of thieboudienne.

Aleroza blames years of poor fishing administration and unsustainable fishing practices for taking away each a lifestyle and a key supply of protein for a few of his nation’s poorest folks.

“It’s threatening the native meals supply. We will’t feed our household. And it’s worsening poverty of artisanal fishers,” he stated. “The overfishing worsens financial despair amongst us.”

Not too long ago, the nation has begun to make strides in rebuilding fisheries with spawning closures, stated Mudjekeewis Santos, a scientist with the Philippines Division of Agriculture’s Nationwide Fisheries Analysis and Improvement Institute.

“And the communities are pleased that occurred, as a result of their catch elevated,” he stated. “Fish don’t care about jurisdiction, they usually’re being decimated.”

However there’s a lot work left to be completed, Santos stated.

Non-governmental organizations such because the Environmental Defense Fund are working with the Philippines authorities to undertake science-based, sustainable fishing practices, stated Edwina Garchitorena, who leads these efforts for EDF within the nation.

The issue goes past small fish. The lack of small, ocean-going fish resembling anchovies can be devastating for bigger fish, which eat the small fish, she stated.

Garchitorena and others blamed the over-exploitation of bigger fish species to satisfy worldwide demand, which she stated elevated fishing strain on the smaller fish shares that stay nearer to the coast.

“We’ve systematically diminished each sort of fish within the ocean,” she stated.

Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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TANAUAN, Leyte, Philippines — The Philippines, a nation made up of hundreds of islands, is house to about 1.6 million individuals who work in fisheries, and nearly all of these fishers are small-scale harvesters who collectively catch virtually half of the nation’s fish.

Years of market pressures, lack of fisheries administration and unchecked overfishing from bigger industrial fishers have led to a decline in small fish resembling sardines that rural coastal communities within the nation of about 110 million folks depend upon. Knowledge will not be accessible on the state of many fish shares, however the conservation group Oceana has stated greater than 75% of the nation’s fishing grounds are depleted.

The issue of overfishing is very detrimental to the nation’s poorest folks, a lot of whom earn their livings by fishing, stated Ruperto Aleroza, an anti-poverty activist who has spent a long time harvesting small fish like sardines and spherical scad from the waters across the archipelago. The small fish are vital to the eating regimen in components of the Philippines the place different sources of protein should not accessible, he stated. The fish are utilized in conventional dishes resembling kinilaw, a uncooked fish dish much like ceviche.

“We fisherfolk are the second to the poorest in our nation” behind solely farmers, Aleroza stated.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely accountable for all content material.

The problem overfishing poses to individuals who earn their residing from the ocean and who depend on fish for protein of their eating regimen is being skilled all through the world. As overfishing is impacting kinilaw within the Philippines, it’s effecting conventional dishes and methods of life in locations such because the Bahamas, the place scientists and authorities officers fear the commercial fishing of conch, a marine snail central to the eating regimen and determine of the island nation, might quickly not be possible. And in Senegal, overfishing has largely wiped out white grouper, lengthy the premise for the nationwide dish of thieboudienne.

Aleroza blames years of poor fishing administration and unsustainable fishing practices for taking away each a lifestyle and a key supply of protein for a few of his nation’s poorest folks.

“It’s threatening the native meals supply. We will’t feed our household. And it’s worsening poverty of artisanal fishers,” he stated. “The overfishing worsens financial despair amongst us.”

Not too long ago, the nation has begun to make strides in rebuilding fisheries with spawning closures, stated Mudjekeewis Santos, a scientist with the Philippines Division of Agriculture’s Nationwide Fisheries Analysis and Improvement Institute.

“And the communities are pleased that occurred, as a result of their catch elevated,” he stated. “Fish don’t care about jurisdiction, they usually’re being decimated.”

However there’s a lot work left to be completed, Santos stated.

Non-governmental organizations such because the Environmental Defense Fund are working with the Philippines authorities to undertake science-based, sustainable fishing practices, stated Edwina Garchitorena, who leads these efforts for EDF within the nation.

The issue goes past small fish. The lack of small, ocean-going fish resembling anchovies can be devastating for bigger fish, which eat the small fish, she stated.

Garchitorena and others blamed the over-exploitation of bigger fish species to satisfy worldwide demand, which she stated elevated fishing strain on the smaller fish shares that stay nearer to the coast.

“We’ve systematically diminished each sort of fish within the ocean,” she stated.

Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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TANAUAN, Leyte, Philippines — The Philippines, a nation made up of hundreds of islands, is house to about 1.6 million individuals who work in fisheries, and nearly all of these fishers are small-scale harvesters who collectively catch virtually half of the nation’s fish.

Years of market pressures, lack of fisheries administration and unchecked overfishing from bigger industrial fishers have led to a decline in small fish resembling sardines that rural coastal communities within the nation of about 110 million folks depend upon. Knowledge will not be accessible on the state of many fish shares, however the conservation group Oceana has stated greater than 75% of the nation’s fishing grounds are depleted.

The issue of overfishing is very detrimental to the nation’s poorest folks, a lot of whom earn their livings by fishing, stated Ruperto Aleroza, an anti-poverty activist who has spent a long time harvesting small fish like sardines and spherical scad from the waters across the archipelago. The small fish are vital to the eating regimen in components of the Philippines the place different sources of protein should not accessible, he stated. The fish are utilized in conventional dishes resembling kinilaw, a uncooked fish dish much like ceviche.

“We fisherfolk are the second to the poorest in our nation” behind solely farmers, Aleroza stated.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely accountable for all content material.

The problem overfishing poses to individuals who earn their residing from the ocean and who depend on fish for protein of their eating regimen is being skilled all through the world. As overfishing is impacting kinilaw within the Philippines, it’s effecting conventional dishes and methods of life in locations such because the Bahamas, the place scientists and authorities officers fear the commercial fishing of conch, a marine snail central to the eating regimen and determine of the island nation, might quickly not be possible. And in Senegal, overfishing has largely wiped out white grouper, lengthy the premise for the nationwide dish of thieboudienne.

Aleroza blames years of poor fishing administration and unsustainable fishing practices for taking away each a lifestyle and a key supply of protein for a few of his nation’s poorest folks.

“It’s threatening the native meals supply. We will’t feed our household. And it’s worsening poverty of artisanal fishers,” he stated. “The overfishing worsens financial despair amongst us.”

Not too long ago, the nation has begun to make strides in rebuilding fisheries with spawning closures, stated Mudjekeewis Santos, a scientist with the Philippines Division of Agriculture’s Nationwide Fisheries Analysis and Improvement Institute.

“And the communities are pleased that occurred, as a result of their catch elevated,” he stated. “Fish don’t care about jurisdiction, they usually’re being decimated.”

However there’s a lot work left to be completed, Santos stated.

Non-governmental organizations such because the Environmental Defense Fund are working with the Philippines authorities to undertake science-based, sustainable fishing practices, stated Edwina Garchitorena, who leads these efforts for EDF within the nation.

The issue goes past small fish. The lack of small, ocean-going fish resembling anchovies can be devastating for bigger fish, which eat the small fish, she stated.

Garchitorena and others blamed the over-exploitation of bigger fish species to satisfy worldwide demand, which she stated elevated fishing strain on the smaller fish shares that stay nearer to the coast.

“We’ve systematically diminished each sort of fish within the ocean,” she stated.

Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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TANAUAN, Leyte, Philippines — The Philippines, a nation made up of hundreds of islands, is house to about 1.6 million individuals who work in fisheries, and nearly all of these fishers are small-scale harvesters who collectively catch virtually half of the nation’s fish.

Years of market pressures, lack of fisheries administration and unchecked overfishing from bigger industrial fishers have led to a decline in small fish resembling sardines that rural coastal communities within the nation of about 110 million folks depend upon. Knowledge will not be accessible on the state of many fish shares, however the conservation group Oceana has stated greater than 75% of the nation’s fishing grounds are depleted.

The issue of overfishing is very detrimental to the nation’s poorest folks, a lot of whom earn their livings by fishing, stated Ruperto Aleroza, an anti-poverty activist who has spent a long time harvesting small fish like sardines and spherical scad from the waters across the archipelago. The small fish are vital to the eating regimen in components of the Philippines the place different sources of protein should not accessible, he stated. The fish are utilized in conventional dishes resembling kinilaw, a uncooked fish dish much like ceviche.

“We fisherfolk are the second to the poorest in our nation” behind solely farmers, Aleroza stated.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely accountable for all content material.

The problem overfishing poses to individuals who earn their residing from the ocean and who depend on fish for protein of their eating regimen is being skilled all through the world. As overfishing is impacting kinilaw within the Philippines, it’s effecting conventional dishes and methods of life in locations such because the Bahamas, the place scientists and authorities officers fear the commercial fishing of conch, a marine snail central to the eating regimen and determine of the island nation, might quickly not be possible. And in Senegal, overfishing has largely wiped out white grouper, lengthy the premise for the nationwide dish of thieboudienne.

Aleroza blames years of poor fishing administration and unsustainable fishing practices for taking away each a lifestyle and a key supply of protein for a few of his nation’s poorest folks.

“It’s threatening the native meals supply. We will’t feed our household. And it’s worsening poverty of artisanal fishers,” he stated. “The overfishing worsens financial despair amongst us.”

Not too long ago, the nation has begun to make strides in rebuilding fisheries with spawning closures, stated Mudjekeewis Santos, a scientist with the Philippines Division of Agriculture’s Nationwide Fisheries Analysis and Improvement Institute.

“And the communities are pleased that occurred, as a result of their catch elevated,” he stated. “Fish don’t care about jurisdiction, they usually’re being decimated.”

However there’s a lot work left to be completed, Santos stated.

Non-governmental organizations such because the Environmental Defense Fund are working with the Philippines authorities to undertake science-based, sustainable fishing practices, stated Edwina Garchitorena, who leads these efforts for EDF within the nation.

The issue goes past small fish. The lack of small, ocean-going fish resembling anchovies can be devastating for bigger fish, which eat the small fish, she stated.

Garchitorena and others blamed the over-exploitation of bigger fish species to satisfy worldwide demand, which she stated elevated fishing strain on the smaller fish shares that stay nearer to the coast.

“We’ve systematically diminished each sort of fish within the ocean,” she stated.

Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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TANAUAN, Leyte, Philippines — The Philippines, a nation made up of hundreds of islands, is house to about 1.6 million individuals who work in fisheries, and nearly all of these fishers are small-scale harvesters who collectively catch virtually half of the nation’s fish.

Years of market pressures, lack of fisheries administration and unchecked overfishing from bigger industrial fishers have led to a decline in small fish resembling sardines that rural coastal communities within the nation of about 110 million folks depend upon. Knowledge will not be accessible on the state of many fish shares, however the conservation group Oceana has stated greater than 75% of the nation’s fishing grounds are depleted.

The issue of overfishing is very detrimental to the nation’s poorest folks, a lot of whom earn their livings by fishing, stated Ruperto Aleroza, an anti-poverty activist who has spent a long time harvesting small fish like sardines and spherical scad from the waters across the archipelago. The small fish are vital to the eating regimen in components of the Philippines the place different sources of protein should not accessible, he stated. The fish are utilized in conventional dishes resembling kinilaw, a uncooked fish dish much like ceviche.

“We fisherfolk are the second to the poorest in our nation” behind solely farmers, Aleroza stated.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely accountable for all content material.

The problem overfishing poses to individuals who earn their residing from the ocean and who depend on fish for protein of their eating regimen is being skilled all through the world. As overfishing is impacting kinilaw within the Philippines, it’s effecting conventional dishes and methods of life in locations such because the Bahamas, the place scientists and authorities officers fear the commercial fishing of conch, a marine snail central to the eating regimen and determine of the island nation, might quickly not be possible. And in Senegal, overfishing has largely wiped out white grouper, lengthy the premise for the nationwide dish of thieboudienne.

Aleroza blames years of poor fishing administration and unsustainable fishing practices for taking away each a lifestyle and a key supply of protein for a few of his nation’s poorest folks.

“It’s threatening the native meals supply. We will’t feed our household. And it’s worsening poverty of artisanal fishers,” he stated. “The overfishing worsens financial despair amongst us.”

Not too long ago, the nation has begun to make strides in rebuilding fisheries with spawning closures, stated Mudjekeewis Santos, a scientist with the Philippines Division of Agriculture’s Nationwide Fisheries Analysis and Improvement Institute.

“And the communities are pleased that occurred, as a result of their catch elevated,” he stated. “Fish don’t care about jurisdiction, they usually’re being decimated.”

However there’s a lot work left to be completed, Santos stated.

Non-governmental organizations such because the Environmental Defense Fund are working with the Philippines authorities to undertake science-based, sustainable fishing practices, stated Edwina Garchitorena, who leads these efforts for EDF within the nation.

The issue goes past small fish. The lack of small, ocean-going fish resembling anchovies can be devastating for bigger fish, which eat the small fish, she stated.

Garchitorena and others blamed the over-exploitation of bigger fish species to satisfy worldwide demand, which she stated elevated fishing strain on the smaller fish shares that stay nearer to the coast.

“We’ve systematically diminished each sort of fish within the ocean,” she stated.

Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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