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  • Legal action poised vs oil spill perpetrator, contractor 

    Yap, Tara (Manila Bulletin, April 25, 2014, on page 21)
    The Iloilo provincial government is a step closer to filing criminal and civil charges against those responsible for the oil spill that affected the town of Estancia town, in northern Iloilo. The Iloilo Provincial Board ...
  • BFAR calls for additional bangus investments 

    Macob, Johanne Margarette R. (Manila Standard, April 25, 2014, on page B6)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources is pushing for more investments in the bangus (milkfish) industry. “We have to develop and entice more investors to put their money in breeding and hatchery,” said BFAR Region ...
  • Red tide toxin no more 

    Inigo, Liezle Basa; Lazaro, Freddie (Manila Bulletin, April 17, 2014, on page 6)
    Oyster and shellfish operators on the western part of Pangasinan may now enjoy more sales this Holy Week after the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources declared that Pangasinan waters are now free from toxic red tide. ...
  • What Dagupan Is Doing To Avoid Fish Kill 

    Iñigo, Liezle B. (Manila Bulletin, April 16, 2014, on page 13)
    The City Agriculture Office has coordinated with 900 fishponds operators in this city to monitor the behavior of "bangus" or milkfish in a bid to abate the occurrence of a fish kill as a result of the erratic weather ...
  • Central Visayas mangrove rehab prioritize 

    Indino, Phoebe Jen (Manila Bulletin, April 21, 2014, on page 17)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR) is set to allocate some ₱35.4 million to help in rehabilitation and recovery efforts in disaster-stricken areas in Central Visayas. DENR 7 ...
  • DENR to plant more mangroves, Pili in Bicol 

    Luces, Niño N. (Manila Bulletin, April 22, 2014, on page 14)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Bicol revealed yesterday that almost 46 percent of its targeted reforestation are in Region 5, under the National Greening Program (NGP), has been completed. ...
  • Thousands protest steel plant over vietnam fish deaths 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Bulletin, October 3, 2016, on page 4)
    Thousands of Vietnamese protesters surrounded a Taiwanese steel plant Sunday, some scaling walls and holding signs demanding its closure, as anger flares against the firm for dumping toxic waste into the ocean killing tons ...
  • Sulphur-powered giant shipworm unearthed in Sultan Kudarat 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Bulletin, April 20, 2017, on page 1-6)
    An enormous black worm that lives in the mud of the sea floor and survives on the remnants of noxious gases digested by bacteria has been unveiled by scientists for the first time. The slimy giant shipworm can grow up to ...
  • Spinner dolphin 

    Beleo, Erwin G. (Manila Bulletin, March 6, 2013, on page 13)
    Personnel of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), City Fisheries, and coastal residents try to perk up a very week spinner dolphin stranded in Sitio Tawi-Tawi, Poro Point, La Union on Monday, March 4, 2013. ...
  • Shrimp technology advancement for sustainable aquaculture 

    (Manila Bulletin, March 30, 2004, on page 1)
    The Shrimp Congress 2004, bearing the theme: "Shrimp Technology Advancement for Sustainable Aquaculture", commences today and concludes on April 1 at the Cebu Grand Convention Center, Cebu City. The congress will have ...
  • Tubbataha update 

    Antonio, Raymund (Manila Bulletin, March 4, 2013, on page 6)
    The head task Force Tubbataha said the March 23 target of the salvage personnel hired by U.S. government to dismantle the USS Guardian and remove it from the Tubbataha Reef is feasible. "They (salvors) works fast and very ...
  • Sharks, polar bears protection sought 

    DPA (Manila Bulletin, March 7, 2013, on page B-8)
    The world's main mechanism for restricting trade in wildlife kicked off in Bangkok Sunday with sharks, manta rays, polar bears, elephants and rhinos high on the agenda. About 2000 delegates from 178 member nations of the ...
  • Fishing Devices 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Manila Bulletin, March 10, 2013, on page 16)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) launched here Saturday the nationwide deployment of fish aggregating devices or "payao" for small fishermen operating within the country's municipal fishing areas. BFAR ...
  • Fish festival grill bids for guinness record 

    Iñigo, Liezle Basa (Manila Bulletin, April 4, 2014, on page 16)
    Around 60 tons of freshwater fishes will be grilled today to celebrate the "Malangsi Festival" (Malangsi is a Pangasinan term for fish) and bid to snatch the title of "longest barbecue" as Guinness World Record. The municipal ...
  • Marine Conservation 

    Baldicantos, Cheryl T. (Manila Bulletin, June 8, 2013, on page 13)
    Employees of Shangrila's Mactan Resort and Spa prepare to transfer a fish house to the sea yesterday as part of their maritime conservation programs on Mactan Island, Cebu. Fish houses not only provide shelter for fish but ...
  • Manifesting a concern for the marine environment 

    Baldicantos, Cheryl (Manila Bulletin, June 10, 2013, on page 14)
    Local divers in Cebu compile trash collected underwater during a coastal clean up in Mactan Island, Cebu yesterday. The activity marked Coral triangle Day which is celebrated June 9 in conjunction with World Oceans Day by ...
  • Breeding Mangroves 

    Avendaño, Ariel P. (Manila Bulletin, June 29, 2013, on page 7)
    Instead of the usual tree planting activities in celebration of the Arbor day yesterday, environmentalists and the local government personnel of Baler plant more than 5,000 mangrove propagules to enhance the existing ...
  • Gentle sea giant 

    Baldicantos, Cheryl (Manila Bulletin, June 5, 2013, on page 14)
    A whale shark feeds on minute marine species, including krill, in waters off Tan-Awan village in the town of Oslob in the southern part of Cebu province. Whale shark watching in the area has become a popular tourism activity ...
  • Seaweed sector in Davao Sur gets funding 

    Palicte, Cherry Mae D. (Manila Bulletin, April 3, 2014, on page 14)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP), assisted a group of seaweed farming and a processing project. The DA said the Bato Seaweeds Association, INc. (Baseas) is the ...
  • Illegal Fishing 

    Giron, Anthony (Manila Bulletin, April 13, 2014, on page 21)
    Local police nabbed 38 fishermen for using fine mesh nets two kilometers from the shore of Barangay 49-M- San Antonio here on Thursday in violation of the RA 8550 or the Philippine Fisheries Code. PO3 Jonathan R. Baclas, ...

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