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  • Galunggong imports to arrive ahead of closed fishing season 

    Mogato, Anna Gabriela A. (BusinessWorld, August 16, 2018, on page S1/4)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allowed the entry of up to 17,000 metric tons (MT) of round scad, commonly known as galunggong, which will reach markets ahead of the closed fishing season when supply of the fish is ...
  • Locals, biologists face off over whale shark feeding 

    Reuters (BusinessWorld, March 14, 2013, on page S1/11)
    Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world’s ...
  • Tuna Congress to highlight gains 

    Sarmiento, Romer S. (BusinessWorld, August 23, 2013, on page S1/2)
    This year’s National Tuna Congress will celebrate the partnerships and achievements gained by the industry over the last 15 years, organizers said. Rosanna Bernadette B. Contreras, Socsksargen Federation of Fishing and ...
  • Duterte spokesman talks tough vs China 

    Balinbin, Arjay L. (BusinessWorld, August 14, 2018, on page S1/10)
    The Philippine government said on Monday that the Philippines will continue to assert its sovereign rights over the disputed territories in the South China Sea despite the latest incident where a Filipino pilot was threatened ...
  • Finance dep’t reiterates fears about fish prices, supply driving inflation 

    Tubayan, Elijah Joseph C. (BusinessWorld, August 16, 2018, on page S1/4)
    The government is “very concerned” about the rising price of fish amid declining production over the past five years, raising the risk of reduced access to and higher prices for a type of food deemed to be a key source of ...
  • Fish check 

    (BusinessWorld, August 23, 2018, on page S1/10)
    The Department of Health on Wednesday advised the public to report formalin use in fish and other seafood products in the markets after the fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas ...
  • Philippines defense spending and the South China Sea 

    Oplas, Bienvendo S. Jr. (BusinessWorld, August 20, 2018, on page S1/7)
    On Aug. 13, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr. admitted that China’s radio warnings to Philippine aircraft and ships in the South China Sea (SCS) are “a daily occurrence.” BBC ...
  • DA studying fish, pork imports for holidays 

    Mogato, Anna Gabriela A. (BusinessWorld, August 7, 2018, on page S1/5)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) is moving to facilitate imports of fish and pork and chicken ahead of the year-end holidays to avert supply problems and their possible impact on prices. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel ...
  • Beijing protests US warship operation in South China Sea 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, May 29, 2018, on page S2/6)
    China has voiced “strong dissatisfaction” after two US warships sailed by an island claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, adding to simmering tensions in the strategic waterway. The foreign ministry issued a ...
  • Davao food complex expected to boost agri share of GRDP 

    Carillo, Carmencita A. (BusinessWorld, May 8, 2018, on page S1/4)
    The P1.02-billion Davao Food Complex project, which was approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board at the end of April, is expected to boost the agriculture sector’s contribution to the Davao ...
  • Defense chief says unveiling of missiles on Xi’s arrival ‘coincidental’ 

    Ferreras, Vince Angelo C. (BusinessWorld, November 22, 2018, on page S1/10)
    Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana said yesterday’s unveiling of the country’s first missile system was not intentionally scheduled to coincide with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Chinese leader made his ...
  • Poll shows anti-China stance on maritime dispute 

    Aguinaldo, Camille A. (BusinessWorld, November 21, 2018, on page S1/10)
    Majority of Filipinos reject the government’s “inaction” regarding China’s militarization activities in the West Philippine Sea, results from the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed. The noncommissioned ...
  • Regulated whale shark-watching policy put on hold 

    Freeman (BusinessWorld, November 22, 2018, on page S1/10)
    The implementation of the new rules and regulations for whale shark-watching in Oslob, Cebu has been put on hold after local tourism workers and operators complained that the policy favors city-based tour guides. Cebu Vice ...
  • Alaskan salmon bagoong, unexpectedly 

    Torres, Rebecca S. (BusinessWorld, November 15, 2018, on page S2/9)
    Nanay Leonor hails from the town of Sta. Lucia in Ilocos Sur and she worked as a seafood processor at a salmon cannery in Alaska for over 15 years together with other Ilokano kababayans, people hailing from the same ...
  • Malacañang appeals for unity in sea row 

    Balinbin, Arjay L. (BusinessWorld, March 8, 2018, on page S1/10)
    Malacañang on Wednesday appealed to critics of the government’s handling of the country’s maritime dispute with China to “be united on this issue.” “We appeal to the critics, we have to be united on this issue. Please do ...
  • Trying to halt the end of the world as we know it 

    Garcia, Joseph L. (BusinessWorld, March 1, 2018, on page S2/9)
    While other extinction events in prehistory were due to freak accidents or an ever-changing planet, scientists claim that the present extinction event is due to human impact on the environment. Overfishing and the alteration ...
  • Oslob cuts down whale shark watching tourists to 800/day 

    Freeman (BusinessWorld, October 12, 2018, on page S1/12)
    Stakeholders in Oslob town have agreed to reduce the number of daily tourists who can go whale shark watching to 800 from 1,000 as part of efforts to balance environmental protection with economic gains. Following a ...
  • DENR flags Manila Bay shoreline as next target for rehabilitation 

    Ignacio, Reicelene Joy N. (BusinessWorld, December 13, 2018, on page S1/2)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) warned of the potential closure of establishments along the shores of Manila Bay that do not comply with environmental regulations, Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said. ...
  • RP media remiss in covering mangrove conservation issues 

    (BusinessWorld, June 16, 2006, on page S3/8)
    Issues related to mangrove development and conservation appear to have the least important among Filipino journalists covering the environment, a survey of the Washington-based Population Reference Bureau showed. Kathleen ...
  • Gov't pressed to lift vannamei shrimp ban 

    Natividad, Beverly T. (BusinessWorld, January 19, 2006, on page S1/3)
    The fisheries Aquaculture board (FAB) seeks the government’s immediate lifting of the ban on the commercial culture of the vannamei shrimps as initial experimentation showed that it can be bred locally free of disease. In ...

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