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  • Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape teeming with coastal, marine life 

    Mayuga, Jonathan L. (BusinessMirror, February 28, 2021, on page A7)
    Sarangani Bay was put in the spotlight recently when reports that hundreds of whales and dolphins showed up while a team from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the province was conducting a ...
  • Municipal fishing grounds under siege 

    Mayuga, Jonathan L. (BusinessMirror, May 16, 2021, on page A7)
    Using Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, commercial fishing vessels were frequently detected in municipal waters in various parts of the Philippines. The Karagatan Patrol, a Facebook page created by Oceana, a ...
  • 5 land-reclamation projects in Manila Bay in the pipeline 

    Mayuga, Jonathan L. (BusinessMirror, August 10, 2021, on page A5)
    A total of 5 land-reclamation projects in Manila Bay within the territorial waters of the Province of Cavite are in the pipeline. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has set the virtual public hearings ...
  • Invasive alien fishes cause the extinction of native fishes 

    Yan, Gregg (BusinessMirror, August 29, 2021, on page A15)
    According to the Asean Biodiversity Outlook 2, Asean member states have identified 112 invasive alien species affecting forests, agriculture and aquatic ecosystems. “Given that we have all these introduced species already ...
  • DOST-Science for Change Program gears for wider reach through new web site 

    Resurreccion, Lyn B. (BusinessMirror, February 14, 2021, on page A5)
    The Seaweed R&D Center in Tawi-tawi was established through a funding grant under the DOST-Nicer Program, the news release said. For 50 years, Tawi-tawi has been very progressive in its seaweed farming industry. However, ...
  • Virtual library boosts open access to aquaculture, fisheries publications 

    (BusinessMirror, July 11, 2021, on page A5)
    Reading publications on aquaculture and fisheries technologies may not be a problem even during the pandemic. If people have access to the Internet, they can still find their next read on the subject matter as one digital ...
  • DENR says Manila Bay water quality improves but still not good enough for bathing, swimming 

    Mayuga, Jonathan L. (BusinessMirror, February 19, 2021, on page A4)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said water quality in Manila Bay continues to improve more than two years after launching the ambitions P47-billion, 7-year “Battle for Manila Bay” rehabilitation ...
  • Fishermen in a mining community harvest 12,000 kilos of bangus in four months 

    (BusinessMirror, May 10, 2021, on page B6)
    Republic Act 11535, declaring the position of a Cooperatives Development Officer (CDO) mandatory in all local government units (LGUs), was signed into law last April 9. This directs the LGUs – from the municipal, city, ...
  • Emerging 'tinderbox': PHL defies China's reported 'fishing ban' in disputed WPS, including Scarborough 

    Acosta, Rene (BusinessMirror, May 8, 2021, on page A1)
    Defense and military authorities are bracing for a possible escalation of tensions anew between China and the Philippines amid the raging territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) that could raise the specter ...
  • Esperon hits Chinese Coast Guard's risky maneuvers vs PCG ships at Scarborough 

    Acosta, Rene (BusinessMirror, May 6, 2021, on page A3)
    A Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessel that took part in a maritime training exercise that went on patrol in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) challenged Chinese maritime militia (CMM) ships within the country’s exclusive ...
  • Energy fallback, WPS potential OK-Win 

    Fernandez, Butch (BusinessMirror, May 14, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    The chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy shared an upbeat outlook for the country’s back-up power supply to avert widespread brownouts when major supplier Malampaya gas field dries up. “We already have a contingency ...
  • PCR test, quarantine for PHL shrimp vs viruses 

    (BusinessMirror, June 27, 2021, on page A5)
    Years before returning travelers were required to quarantine or get polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Covid-19, a research center is rigorously requiring the same for the country’s shrimp to ward off viruses and ...
  • Authorities apprehend 3 illegal fishing vessels in Manila Bay 

    (BusinessMirror, March 24, 2021, on page A3)
    Three fishing vessels allegedly engaged in illegal fishing activities were apprehended during a joint seaborne operation by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Central Office-Fisheries Protection and Law ...
  • The key to a food secure Philippines 

    (BusinessMirror, April 7, 2021, on page A8)
    Aquaculture, in particular, can help the country attain fish sufficiency and food security, but there is a dearth of qualified personnel such as aquaculturists who can build and run fish farms. Citing data from the Commission ...
  • SEAFDEC aims to plug milkfish fry gap in PHL 

    Dela Cruz, Jovee Marie N. (BusinessMirror, May 13, 2021, on page B3)
    An international research center has announced that the first rehabilitated hatchery in Western Visayas, which is expected to produce 5 million to 10 million bangus fry every year, started its operations to address the ...
  • Probe underway, day after giant cargo vessel freed in Suez Canal 

    Associated Press (AP) (BusinessMirror, March 31, 2021, on page A7)
    Experts on Tuesday boarded a colossal container ship that had been stuck sideways for nearly a week in the Suez Canal before it was dislodged as questions swirled about the grounding that had shaken the global shipping ...
  • Do we have a contingency plan amid WPS impasse? solon asks 

    Dela Cruz, Jovee Marie N. (BusinessMirror, March 30, 2021, on page A3)
    The chairman of the House Committee on Strategic Intelligence on Monday urged the government to prepare a contingency plan as there is “considerable risk” that a Chinese vessel might end up accidentally running aground in ...
  • Chinese ships remain in Julian Felipe Reef, defense chief says 

    Acosta, Rene (BusinessMirror, March 30, 2021, on page A3)
    Chinese ships moored in great numbers in the Julian Felipe Reef are trying to drive away Philippine military “sovereignty patrols” in the area, but their warnings are being ignored by the government, Defense Secretary ...
  • Verbal row over reef militia sizzles; Duterte, Huang meet 

    Medenilla, Samuel P.; Mercene, Recto (BusinessMirror, March 26, 2021, on page A2-A4)
    The presence of a fleet of Chinese ships in the Julian Felipe Reef were among the issues discussed by President Duterte during his recent meeting with Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian, Malacanang said on Thursday, as harsh ...
  • Cargo vessel turns sideways, blocks Egypt's Suez Canal 

    Associated Press (AP) (BusinessMirror, March 25, 2021, on page A5)
    A cargo container ship that’s among the largest in the world has turned sideways and blocked all traffic in Egypt’s Suez Canal, officials said Wednesday, threatening to disrupt a global shipping system already strained by ...

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