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  • Residents ask Duterte to halt Consolacion reclamation project 

    KAL; PR (SunStar Philippines, October 18, 2021, on page 2)
    At least 120 residents signed a manifesto of appeal asking President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the Seafront City project in Barangay Tayud in Consolacion, Cebu, saying it will not only affect their livelihood but also their ...
  • DA: Imported agri-fishery commodities to undergo 'second border' inspection 

    JOB; PR (SunStar Philippines, October 12, 2021, on page 5)
    Two government agencies in the country will run after violators to curtail the entry of smuggled agricultural commodities and ensure an optimum level of food safety for Filipino consumers. According to a press release, the ...
  • Motorized bancas to keep child laborers' future afloat 

    (DailyGuardian, October 26, 2021, on page 6)
    Since Punta Cogon is a coastal barangay, the Regional Office gave beneficiaries bancas and fishing gears. On Oct 5, 2021, DOLE-6 OIC-Regional Director Atty. Sixto T. Rodriguez Jr. turned over to Brgy. Punta Cogon Php727,300 ...
  • New fiberglass vessel in Guimaras launched 

    (DailyGuardian, November 11, 2021, on page 2-8)
    The Jordan Motorbanca Cooperative (JMBC) launched its newly-acquired fiberglass vessel on Oct 31, 2021 at Jordan Wharf in Barangay Rizal, Jordan, Guimaras . The Jordan Ferry 6 will ply the Jordan-Iloilo route, vice versa. ...
  • Cebu environment think tank warns danger of Seafront City reclamation 

    KOC; PR (SunStar Philippines, October 23, 2021, on page 11)
    A Cebu-based think tank focusing on environmental issues has warned of environmental hazards if the 235.80 hectare Seafront City reclamation in Consolacion, Cebu pushes through. In a statement sent Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, ...
  • 19 Japanese Koi fish found dead in pond 

    RGL (SunStar Philippines, October 7, 2021, on page 2)
    Nineteen Japanese koi fish were found dead in a fish pond in Mati City, Davao Oriental. In a press release from the Mati City Information Office, the dead kois in the Mati Pylon Pond were discovered on October 3 from 7 ...
  • Gov't reiterates support to PH shrimp industry 

    (DailyGuardian, November 11, 2021, on page 6)
    Key government officials reiterated their support for the growth of the shrimp industry, one of the major aquaculture commodities in the country, during the virtual 13th Philippine Shrimp Congress. Senator Cynthia Villar, ...
  • BFAR agrees to look into giving fishermen fuel subsidy 

    GMA News (DailyGuardian, October 26, 2021, on page 7)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has agreed to look into the possibility of giving fuel subsidy to fishermen to allow them to expand their fishing activities in the West Philippine Sea. In an interview ...
  • 'The ocean is our food bank; deposit back through sustainable fishing practices' 

    (DailyGuardian, October 15, 2021, on page 8-10)
    The 65th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” featured climate change adaptation and resilience practices as well as the protection and restoration efforts of our fisherfolk and ...
  • 25 tons of waste collected in cities of Cebu, Talisay 

    JJL; JKV (SunStar Philippines, June 20, 2021, on page 4)
    The Cebu City Coastal Management Task Force (CMTF) collected 13 tons of garbage during a four-hour cleanup on Saturday, June 19, 2021. CMTF subcommittee chairman Reymar Hijara said plastic made up 78 percent of the garbage ...
  • SEAFDEC/AQD inaugurates new aquaculture facilities; strengthens government partnership 

    (DailyGuardian, December 15, 2021, on page 2)
    Newly-established aquaculture facilities at SEAFDEC/AQD were officially inaugurated in a ceremony held last Dec. 9, 2021 at its Tigbauan Main Station in Iloilo. Top executives of the Philippine government, headed by ...
  • Locsin won't stop criticizing Chinese incursion in WPS 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, May 6, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Wednesday vowed to continue criticizing the aggressive behavior of China, one day after apologizing for telling it to “get the f**k out” of the West Philippine Sea. While ...
  • PHL, other nations should question China’s coast guard law — Carpio 

    Ochave, Revin Mikhael D. (BusinessWorld, June 16, 2021, on page S1/8)
    The Philippines and other nations should question China’s recent law allowing its maritime forces to fire at foreign vessels in the South China Sea,   including those in disputed waters, according to a retired Supreme Court ...
  • Fish hatcheries needed in every province to boost supply — BFAR 

    Ochave, Revin Mikhael D. (BusinessWorld, June 17, 2021, on page S1/12)
    Every province in the country should have at least one fish hatchery to improve the country’s fish fry supply and boost the local aquaculture sector, the top official of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) ...
  • Fishers’ group frowns at coconut palms planted along Manila Baywalk 

    Yang, Angelica Y. (BusinessWorld, June 17, 2021, on page S1/12)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) led the planting of coconut trees along Roxas Boulevard on Wednesday as part of the Manila Bay beautification project, an initiative that was frowned upon by a ...
  • DOT-DA-DILG-DENR, Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01, Series of 2020 

    Department of Tourism (DOT); Department of Agriculture (DA); Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) (The Philippine Star, April 29, 2021, on page B6-B7)
    Subject: Rules and regulations governing the conduct of marine wildlife tourism interactions in the Philippines.
  • Phl slams China unilateral fishing ban in SCS 

    Lee-Brago, Pia; Villanueva, Rhodina; Cervantes, Ding (The Philippine Star, May 20, 2021, on page 2)
    The Philippines denounced China’s unilateral fishing moratorium in the South China Sea under China’s new Coast Guard Law that can curtail and put at risk the legitimate rights of Filipino fishermen to fish in Philippine ...
  • Phl files new diplomatic protest vs China over boats 

    Lee-Brago, Pia; Porcalla, Delon (The Philippine Star, April 8, 2021, on page 3)
    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday filed another diplomatic protest against China the second in two weeks as Chinese maritime militia vessels remained in Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef in the West Philippine ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 17, Series of 2021, 11 June 2021 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (The Philippine Star, June 13, 2021, on page B4)
    Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Tambobo Bay, ...
  • Senators urge united stand on West Philippine Sea issue 

    Torregoza, Hannah L. (Manila Bulletin, May 21, 2021, on page 8)
    Senators on Thursday urged the country’s leaders to discuss, unify and come up with a strong stand on the issues hounding the West Philippine Sea to counter the confusing statements the public is hearing from Malacanang. ...

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