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  • Mayors reject BFAR-proposed contraction in municipal waters 

    (The Manila Times, October 23, 2020, on page B10)
    More than 30 mayors from different coastal towns in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are opposing a proposal from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to use the coast of the mainland as reference point in the ...
  • Toyota adopts 10-ha mangrove plantation area in Lian, Batangas 

    (The Manila Times, October 27, 2020, on page B13)
    Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Local Government of Lian, Batangas to clean-up, rehabilitate ...
  • Hamilo Coast preserves Batangas mangrove forest 

    (The Manila Times, October 31, 2020, on page B12)
    One of nature’s essential habitats at Hamilo Coast is a 10-hectare mangrove forest, the largest of its kind in Nasugbu, Batangas. Together with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines), Hamilo Coast ...
  • Submerged woeful tales of Tubbataha 

    Prudente, Sam (The Manila Times, August 2, 1997, on page B17)
    Tubbataha comes from a combination of two Samal words, "taba" and "taha", meaning a long, or expansive, reef exposed by the low tide. Stretching over 10,000 hectares, the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park is located 150 ...
  • Fishermen's group seeks support for aquaculture 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, October 15, 2020, on page B5)
    The country‘s aquaculture industry will help fill an anticipated gap in supply once the government implements a three-month-long closed fishing season for roundscad (galunggong) starting on November 1. Lawyer Asis Perez, ...
  • Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary, Fisheries Administrative Order No. 266: (Series of 2020) 

    Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary (The Manila Times, October 15, 2020, on page A6)
    Subject: Rules and regulations on the implementation of Vessel Monitoring Measures (VMM) and Electronic Report System (ERS) for commercial Philippine flagged fishing vessels amending FAO 260 Series of 2018.
  • Tuna value dropping rapidly - group 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, October 8, 2020, on page B4)
    Tuna is holding steady as a $40 billion-a-year business, but commercial fisheries worldwide are hauling in bigger catches of dwindling value, threatening the long-term survival of some species, according to a new report. ...
  • 14M tons of trash stuck in ocean floor - study 

    Global Times (The Manila Times, October 10, 2020, on page B9)
    Australia’s national science agency has found that there are about 14 million tons of small plastic pieces on the ocean floor. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Csiro) published a world-first ...
  • 11 dolphins beached in Dagupan 

    Cardinoza, Gabriel L. (The Manila Times, March 18, 2000, on page A5)
    Eleven spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris), ten of them with bullet wounds, ran aground at dawn Thursday on a sandy beach at a coastal village in Barangay Bonuan here. Four of them was already dead and four others had ...
  • Revealed: The crux of our SCS dispute — natural gas 

    Tiglao, Rigoberto D. (The Manila Times, October 5, 2020, on page A1-A11)
    The flag-waving by the Yellows, the likes of United States toady Albert del Rosario and Vietnamese-linked Antonio Carpio, claiming that they are noble patriots upholding Philippine sovereignty against an expansionist China ...
  • Time running out of Great Barrier Reef 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, March 7, 2014, on page A5)
    Time is running out for Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, with climate change set to wreck irreversible damage by 2030 unless immediate action is taken, AFP reports according to the marine scientists. In a report ...
  • Community-based project raises farmers, fishers income 

    Galvez, James Konstantin (The Manila Times, March 6, 2014, on page B2)
    More than 11,000 farmers and fisher folk around the country have seen their productivity increase and their incomes rise thanks to a community-based participatory research program initiated by the Bureau of Agricultural ...
  • AFP won't protect fishermen at West Philippine Sea 

    Tulfo, Erwin (The Manila Times, March 3, 2014, on page A7)
    A few days ago, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) reported that a Chinese vessel fired water cannons at a group of fishermen in Scarborough Shoal or Bajo De Masinloc in the West Philippine Sea. Fortunately, the ...
  • Understanding the simmering US-China rivalry in the SCS: First of 2 parts 

    Corpus, Victor N. (The Manila Times, September 24, 2020, on page A8)
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently issued a statement that the United States does not recognize the legality of most of China’s claim in the South China Sea. This is followed by a statement from Defense Secretary ...
  • Duterte affirms PH sea victory 

    Valente, Catherine S.; Tamayo, Bernadette E. (The Manila Times, September 24, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    President Rodrigo Duterte strongly affirmed the country’s arbitral win against China in the West Philippine Sea dispute before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), saying the country rejects any attempt to undermine ...
  • Oxygen lack may have killed fish in Manila Bay - BFAR 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, September 20, 2020, on page A2)
    The fish kill in Manila Bay this week might have been due to an “oceanographic phenomenon called the upwelling or overturn caused by the depletion of dissolved oxygen among fish,” the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of ...
  • China's candidate in UN law of the sea tribunal falls short 

    (The Manila Times, September 14, 2020, on page A4)
    It is significant for the Philippines’ position and diplomacy in the South China Sea (SCS) dispute that at the United Nations, Beijing’s candidate in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea received more abstentions ...
  • Chinese ship spotted in PH economic zone 

    Pesco, Darwin; Calayag, Keith (The Manila Times, September 19, 2020, on page A3)
    A Chinese research vessel was seen inside the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines, a maritime expert bared. In a tweet, Ryan Martinson, professor at the US Naval War College, said on September 17, Jiageng was 50 ...
  • Sustainable fishing pushed in workshop 

    The Times (The Manila Times, September 10, 2020, on page B5)
    Representatives of the Philippine and US governments last week lent support to a workshop attended by 135 participants to measure and understand the negative impacts of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) in ...
  • Fisherfolks from Daet receive new boat engines from PLDT 

    (The Manila Times, September 10, 2020, on page C5)
    Over 150 fishermen from Barangay Bagasbas in Daet, Camarines Norte received newly upgraded boat engines from PLDT, in a bid to aid the residents’ fishing activities for their livelihood. In partnership with the Philippine ...

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