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  • Guimaras: Sweet mangoes, sweet memories 

    (BusinessMirror, May 20, 2018, on page A7)
    The island province of Guimaras is synonymous to its sweet-tasting mango, and for good reason. This once-obscure territory across mainland Iloilo was just a vast mango orchard land, which yields export-quality harvests of ...
  • Shellfish from Mindanao bays still positive for red tide-BFAR 

    Ng, Jennifer A.; De Leon, Max V. (BusinessMirror, March 25, 2013, on page B3)
    Shellfish collected from two bays in Mindanao remain positive for red tide, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said ahead of Holy Week, when many Filipinos eat less meet and more seafood. In its Shellfish ...
  • Managing protected areas through PPP 

    Mayuga, Jonathan (BusinessMirror, May 21, 2018, on page A9)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is ready to accept applications for Special-Use Agreement in Protected Areas (Sapa) after Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu recently announced the lifting of ...
  • Above Sea Level fast-food chain: Serving the bounty of the sea 

    (BusinessMirror, September 26, 2018, on page E4)
    Less than two years after opening its first location, Above Sea Level Restaurant (ASL) is looking at becoming the first successful fast-food chain in the Philippines sourcing its main ingredients from the sea. ASL came ...
  • Pasig River to be rehabilitated through blockchain technology 

    (BusinessMirror, September 26, 2018, on page B4)
    The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) and Cypher Odin, a homegrown blockchain company, have signed a memorandum of understanding linking its network by sharing and exchanging data vital to the resurrection of ...
  • Aquaculture-wave of the future 

    del Castillo, Butch (BusinessMirror, February 23, 2012, on page Retrieved from-http://businessmirror.com.ph/home/opinion)
    In the Philippines, Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and his deputy-Director Asis Perez of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources or BFAR-are collaborating with Dr. Jpebert D. Toledo who heads the Southeast ...
  • Shore Story: Assessing corals and educating the public 

    Tumampos, Stephanie (BusinessMirror, October 1, 2018, on page A9)
    The US Navy, not spared from repercussions, had to pay in full to the Philippine government after two years the damage to the corals caused by its ship. It paid around P87 million (equivalent to $1.87 million) in 2014 based ...
  • Seafdec pushes aquaculture biotechnology in Asean 

    (BusinessMirror, February 14, 2012, on page Retrieved from-http://businessmirror.com.ph/component/content/article/53-agri-commod...)
    Dr. Joebert D. Toledo, the Filipino scientist who heads the Aquaculture Department (AQD) of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Council (Seafdec), was candid enough. Genetic manipulation, he said, is not yet acceptable ...
  • Manila Water boosts Pasig River rehab with ‘Toka Toka’ 

    (BusinessMirror, September 26, 2018, on page B2)
    Manila Water’s “Toka Toka” advocacy, the first and only environmental campaign focused on the need for used water management, was featured in the recent Taga-Alog Stakeholder Conference 2018 with the theme “Taga-Alog 2018, ...
  • Milkfish fry shipments seized at airport 

    Mercene, Recto (BusinessMirror, March 10, 2013, on page Retrieved from-http://www.businessmirror.com.ph)
    Airport customs authorities on Sunday seized three shipments of milkfish fry that were unloaded separately from three international airlines from Singapore, Hongkong and Malaysia, at the Paicargo and Miascor bonded warehouse ...
  • Group seeks free distribution of 'fishponds' exempted under land-reform program 

    Mayuga, Jonathan L. (BusinessMirror, June 11, 2013, on page Retrieved from-http://www.businessmirror.com.ph)
    The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Tuesday called for the immediate, free distribution of vast tracts of lands used for fishpond operation to small fishermen that were exempted from ...
  • DA plans ban on catching ‘galunggong’ in Palawan 

    Benaning, Marvyn N. (BusinessMirror, March 26, 2013, on page B3)
    The Philippines may soon be self-sufficient in round scad or galunggong, but it must be prepared to accept a ban on catching the so-called poor man’s food this year, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Monday. In a ...
  • Navy to drive away Chinese survey ships off Benham Rise 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (BusinessMirror, March 10, 2017, on page A3)
    Lorenzana told reporters who attended the “Kapihan sa Kampo”, held at the Honor Hall of the National Defense College of the Philippines in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Thursday, that Chinese ships have ...
  • Expert urges government to plant mangroves in abandoned fish ponds in coastal areas 

    Mayuga, Jonathan L. (BusinessMirror, March 10, 2017, on page A9)
    Leganes, Iloilo—An expert in mangrove-forest conservation is urging the government to plant mangroves in abandoned and illegal-fish ponds, particularly in coastal areas. Dr. Jurgenne H. Primavera, chief mangrove scientific ...