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  • Tuna, seafood were high status foods in Roman society-Study 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 27, 2021, on page A13)
    A team of archeologists examining the remains of victims from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. have discovered coastal people of the time ate far more fish than modern Italians, with men getting more of the ...
  • Fisherfolk slam fish cage demolition in Cavite 

    Enano, Jhesset O. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 27, 2021, on page A10)
    A fishers group on Thursday decried the order of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to dismantle fishing and aquaculture structures in the waters off Cavite province, saying these will lead to the loss of ...
  • DA allows importation of 60,000 MT of fish 

    Ocampo, Karl R. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 28, 2021, on page A14-A13)
    Despite strong opposition from concerned groups, the Department of Agriculture (DA) on Friday said it had approved the importation of 60,000 metric tons (MT) of fish this year to augment the expected shortfall in local ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 25, Series of 2021, 27 August 2021 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 27, 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 Milagros in Masbate; coastal waters of Dauis and ...
  • BFAR reports stabilized supply, price of galunggong 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, March 21, 2021, on page A3)
    After several weeks, the supply and price galunggong (round scad) have now stabilized, the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) said. In a statement, the DA-BFAR attributed the ...
  • DENR urges legislators to act on wetlands' protection 

    Enano, Jhesset O. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 31, 2021, on page A9)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Monday urged lawmakers to pass a legislation protecting the country’s wetlands, which play crucial roles in mitigating climate change, controlling floods and ...
  • Group hails move to save Subic mangroves, awaits revised railway alignment 

    Orejas, Tonette (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 6, 2021, on page B4)
    A coalition of residents, tourism investors, Aetas, local government units and civil society groups in Subic Bay Freeport (SBF), Olongapo City, and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan looked forward to seeing the revised ...
  • 'Gone to hell': The battle to save Europe's oldest lake 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, July 4, 2021, on page 4B)
    Dimitar Pendoski marches to the end of a rickety walkway, skips around sunbathing youngsters, and sweeps back a tarpaulin protecting his empty lakeside restaurant, recently closed by officials under pressure from UNESCO. ...
  • Dolphin sightings 'stress busters' to pandemic-weary residents in Albay 

    Jaucian, Michael (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 5, 2021, on page A7)
    The presence of over a hundred dolphins in the waters off the town of Sto. Domingo in Albay province is bringing joy to residents and local visitors as they seek relief from the stress brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
  • BFAR lifts red tide warning across several areas 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, September 13, 2021, on page S1/10)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) removed warnings issued in the areas of San Pedro Bay in Western Samar, Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar, and Biliran Islands after testing negative for paralytic shellfish ...
  • Fishermen object to proposed offshore mining in Pangasinan 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, September 14, 2021, on page S1/10)
    Fishermen expressed opposition to the proposed offshore mining in Lingayen Gulf that will cover five coastal towns in Pangasinan, citing its potential effects to livelihood. Bobby Roldan, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 26, Series of 2021, 10 September 2021 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 12, 2021, on page A2)
    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 Milagros in Masbate; coastal waters of Dauis and ...
  • Sea urchin grower hailed 

    Adina, Armin (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 12, 2021, on page B2)
    At a time when fishermen face grave threats to their livelihood because of the encroachment of Chinese vessels in Philippine waters, one company paid tribute to the country’s fisherfolk and recognized the gallantry of the ...
  • Black sea 

    Atienza, Kim (Tempo, September 13, 2021, on page 5)
    Why is it called the Black Sea? I discussed this a bit on Kaunting Kaalaman, one of my segments on “TV Patrol.” Long, long ago, the Black Sea was once a freshwater lake. Today, it is known for its brackishness and “blackness.” ...
  • Giant turtles 

    Atienza, Kim (Tempo, September 10, 2021, on page 4)
    Susan Roces takes care of two giant turtles at her Greenhills home as shown in a recent video. Given to her as gifts in 2012, the pets are grown and allowed to roam the garden and greet visitors. Talk about keeping turtles, ...
  • Fisherman drowns in Manapla 

    Garde, Cyrus (Panay News, September 11, 2021, on page 9)
    A fisherman drowned on Thursday in Purok Road Side, Barangay Punta Salong, Manapla, Negros Occidental. Forty-one-year-old Aser Barrios was a resident of the village.
  • DA launches own radio station 

    (The Manila Times, June 5, 2021, on page A8)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Central Luzon has launched its radio station DWEE 107.10 FM 'D' Ani Kita housed at the Pampanga Agricultural State University (PSAU) in Magalang, Pampanga. Agriculture Secretary William ...
  • International experts off Sri Lanka oil spill 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, June 5, 2021, on page B7)
    Foreign experts have been deployed to help Sri Lanka contain a potential oil leak from a burnt-out container ship partially sunk off Colombo, the ship's operator said Friday. Representatives from the International Tankers ...
  • Harnessing the power of people to fight coastal trash 

    (The Manila Times, June 4, 2021, on page B11)
    Early Sunday morning and members of the Rotary Club of Bacolod Marapara, the Rotaract Club of Marapara and Barangay 35 Council were busy picking up mountains of trash at the Reclamation Area of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. ...
  • Enforcing the Arbitral Award 

    Panganiban, Artemio V. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 13, 2021, on page A9)
    How should we enforce the July 12, 2016 Arbitral Award (AA) vis-à-vis China’s intractable claim of ownership and sovereignty over almost the entire South China Sea (SCS) including our exclusive economic zone (EEZ)? My short ...

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