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  • Tuna canner buys more fishing boats 

    de la Fuente, F. J. G. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 11, 2012, on page A1)
    Listed Canner Alliance Select Foods International, Inc. (ASFII) has purchased six more commercial fishing vessels from BSJ Fishing & Trading, Inc. in a bid to increase its direct access to fishing grounds. In a disclosure ...
  • Farmers learn to improve quality of dried seaweeds 

    Mabaquiao, Pia (Panay News, September 10, 2012, on page 6)
    Seaweed farmers in the island town of Caluya were recently trained on improving the quality and productivity of dried seaweeds. "We hope to upgrade the quality of dried seaweeds produced by local farmers in Caluya so they ...
  • More improved quality of dried seaweeds soon 

    JCM; PSM-PIA 6 Antique; Philippine Information Agency Philippines (PIA)-Antique (Panay News, September 10, 2012, on page B2)
    Seaweed farmers in the island town of Caluya have been trained on productivity and improved quality of dried seaweeds. Caluya is among the areas in the country considered as major producer of seaweeds locally known as ...
  • Freedom of navigation in the West Philippine Sea: (Statement of the Departmeny of Affairs) 

    PN (Panay News, September 10, 2012, on page 9)
    We note, with guarded optimism, China's recent statement "that the freedom and safety of navigation in the South China Sea is assured." The freedom of navigation is a customary right under international law, specifically ...
  • When development is good for the environment 

    Cruz, Neal H. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 10, 2012, on page A18)
    The recent flood spawned by the monsoon rains that hit Metro Manila and parts of Central Luzon have triggered widespread finger-pointing. Many were quick to blame the squatters who had built their shanties along the banks ...
  • Defining juvenile tuna-why size really matters 

    Ingles, Jose (The Philippine Star, September 9, 2012, on page B-4)
    The use of fish aggregating devices (FADs) – man-made structures placed at sea as anchored or floating devices designed to attract schools of fish – has been a hotly debated topic because of their tendency to catch higher ...
  • More than 20 pilot whales beached in Florida 

    Associated Press (AP) (The Philippine Star, September 3, 2012, on page A-25)
    More than 20 pilot whales came ashore on a South Florida beach on Saturday, triggering a daylong effort by state and national officials, nearby residents and others to save them. By evening, five pilot whales - two calves ...
  • 'Buriring', a delicacy in Cadiz City 

    Garde, Cyrus M. (Panay News, September 2, 2012, on page D6)
    Despite of its potent nerve poison in its ovAry and liver, small pufferfish, locally known here as "buriring", is one of the delicacies on the table in Cadiz, a seashore city in Northern Negros Occidental, about 65 kilometers ...
  • 17 indigenous fish species in Laguna Lake extinct, say fisherfolk 

    Benaning, Marvyn N. (Manila Bulletin, September 1, 2012, on page 3)
    They're gone. This was that the fisherfolk said of the 17 indigenous fish species at the Laguna de Bay that they used to catch before the Napinda Hydraulic Control Structure (NHCS) was built in 1982 and stopped the entry ...
  • Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching 

    BBC (Panay News, March 27, 2020, on page 11)
    Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered another mass bleaching event – the third in just five years. Warmer sea temperatures –particularly in February – are feared to have caused huge coral loss across the world’s ...
  • Good news for crab farmers: Simple techniques double crablet production 

    de la Cruz, Joesyl Marie (Panay News, April 5, 2020, on page B1-B2)
    Crab farmers will be happier, and the environment hopefully better, with recent improvements at the mangrove crab hatchery of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD) in Tigbauan, ...
  • Gov't shuts down 5 establishments 'polluting' Manila Bay 

    ABS-CBN (Panay News, March 14, 2020, on page 9)
    The Philippine government has closed down five business establishments in Pasay City after they were found discharging untreated wastewater into Manila Bay. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Laguna ...
  • Freshwater prawn, a sustainable alternative to tiger shrimp? 

    Dianala, Rex Delsar B. (Panay News, March 14, 2020, on page 9)
    Growing up to a foot long, three to a kilo, and with a taste very much likened to lobster and tiger shrimp, one would wonder why not more people in the Philippines are farming freshwater prawns. Locally known as ulang or ...
  • Singapore backs PH stand in South China Sea dispute 

    Sabater, Madel R. (Manila Bulletin, September 9, 2012, on page 1-8)
    Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday expressed support to the Philippines' efforts for a peaceful resolution of the dispute in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). President Benigno S. Aquino III ...
  • Paradise found 

    Lopez, Gina (The Philippine Star, September 9, 2012, on page J-2)
    My staff consistently badgered me about visiting Coron. I talked excitedly about Brooke's Point and Sibuyan, they insisted, "Ma'am you must visit Coron. I stayed at Club Paradise. On my way to Club Paradise I saw other ...
  • Ban on field trips to theme parks with captive dolphins, whales sought 

    Romero, Paolo (The Philippine Star, September 9, 2012, on page 6)
    A party-list lawmaker has filed a resolution urging the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to ban school field trips to theme parks that have captive dolphins and whales that ...
  • Dolphin shows no place for field trips, says solon 

    Salaverria, Leila B. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September NaN, 2012, on page A7)
    Schools should be more careful about where they take their students on educational field trips and among the places they should avoid are amusement parks that feature dolphins, whales and other marine creatures that are ...
  • Australia, Singapore urge calm in South China Sea 

    Agence France-presse (BusinessWorld, September 11, 2012, on page S1/12)
    Australian and Singapore on Monday called for a de-escalation in tensions over the South China Sea, warning that territorial disputes could disrupt decade of peace and economic progress in Asia. Australia's Foreign Minister ...
  • SEAFDEC upgrades feed mill to boost production of low-cost aquaculture feeds 

    Ledesma, Rossea Hosillos (Panay News, March 28, 2020, on page B1-B3)
    The quest for low-cost and eco-friendly aquafeeds received a boost with the recent P1.5 million-upgrade of the feed mill of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) in Tigbauan, Iloilo. SEAFDEC acquired ...
  • Firm dredging Marikina River 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 8, 2012, on page A18)
    The Marikina River will be cleared of accumulated silt and trash, by dredging a critical bend near the Manggahan Floodway, said property developer Ortigas & Co. The dredging activity is Ortigas & Co.’s commitment to the ...

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