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  • BFAR revocation of commercial vessel's license commended 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, January 16, 2020, on page B2)
    International advocacy organization Oceana lauded the move of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ (BFAR) to permanently revoke the license of a fishing vessel found to have repeatedly violated the Fisheries ...
  • PH elected head of IMO-ILO joint working group for world fishing effort 

    Ayeng, Raffy (The Manila Times, October 30, 2019, on page B8)
    The Philippines was elected as the chair of the fourth Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Labor Organization and International Maritime Organization's Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting on Illegal, ...
  • Singapore resto stops 'grab-a-crab' stunt 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, October 25, 2019, on page B5)
    A Singapore restaurant Thursday suspended a bizarre promotional stunt where customers use an arcade-style machine with a mechanical claw to catch live crabs after it sparked uproar online. A video of the pink machine, ...
  • Fish importer faces raps for diverting funds 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, February 14, 2021, on page A3)
    The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) has filed an administrative case against a Manila-based fish importer for misdeclaration and diversion of some P1.9 million worth of ...
  • Duterte airs concern over Chinese vessels 

    Calayag, Keith; Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, March 26, 2021, on page A3)
    President Rodrigo Duterte met with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian on Thursday to raise concern over the presence of Chinese vessels at the Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea. The National ...
  • Mangrove rehab in Bulacan 

    Silverio, Frederick (The Manila Times, March 30, 2021, on page A7)
    SMC is the project proponent of the proposed international airport in Bulakan, Bulacan, and the mangrove rehabilitation project is part of the company’s effort to help mitigate the flood problems in the province and, at ...
  • Mega-ship in Suez Canal moved '80%' 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, March 30, 2021, on page B4)
    The enormous container ship blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week has been turned 80 percent in the right direction, officials said Monday, raising hopes the vital trade route could soon be clear. But its owner said ...
  • Chinese embassy denies militia in WPS 

    Tamayo, Bernadette E. (The Manila Times, March 23, 2021, on page A3)
    The Chinese embassy in Manila on Monday denied the alleged presence of Chinese maritime militia in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). The National Task Force on WPS on Sunday reported that Chinese fishing vessels believed ...
  • Sea turtle hatchlings released in Cavite 

    Abrina, Dennis (The Manila Times, February 24, 2021, on page A7)
    The local government of Tanza, Cavite led by Mayor Yuri Pacumio released Olive Ridley sea turtle hatchlings to their natural habitat in Barangay Halayhay on February 22.
  • Manila Bay cleaner - DENR 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, February 19, 2021, on page A3)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Thursday announced that the Manila Bay was cleaner as fecal coliform levels dropped in early February. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said water samples taken ...
  • Lobster biz hopes for stability after Trump era 

    Associated Press (AP) (The Manila Times, November 24, 2020, on page B4)
    President Donald Trump positioned himself as a friend of New England’s lobstermen, but members of the industry said they are looking forward to something that has been lacking in the crustacean business: stability. Trump’s ...
  • BFAR lifts sardine fishing ban in Visayan Sea 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, February 18, 2021, on page A7)
    The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) has lifted the three-month fishing ban in the Visayan Sea effective Tuesday. Under the Fisheries Administrative Order 167-3, series of ...
  • US Embassy joins launch of 'ISDApp' 

    (The Manila Times, February 1, 2021, on page C4)
    The US Embassy in the Philippines joined Team iNON (It’s Now or Never) for the launch of ISDApp, a one-of-a-kind community app that will communicate important safety and weather information to fisherfolk who do not have ...
  • Oceana supports BFAR in pushing sustainable management of fisheries 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, February 6, 2021, on page B5)
    National and local government units (LGUs) have committed to do their part to strengthen sustainable fisheries management in the Philippines. “We’re starting 2021 with renewed hope for our oceans and our artisanal fisherfolk ...
  • Cagayan River rehabilitation begins 

    Kahulugan, Jeric; Visaya, Vince (The Manila Times, February 3, 2021, on page A7)
    The Build Back Better (BBB) Task Force has formally launched the Cagayan River Rehabilitation Project, which aims to end the flooding in the Cagayan and Isabela provinces. On Tuesday, a ceremonial dredging of sandbars along ...
  • Illegal fishing blasts dolphins in Camarines Sur 

    Barcia, Rhaydz B. (The Manila Times, January 28, 2021, on page A7)
    More than 10 dolphins were killed while 15 others were stranded at the shores of Del Gallego town in Camarines Sur province, Bicol Region on Tuesday because of illegal fishing activities, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic ...
  • Tree, mangrove planting now mandatory 

    (The Manila Times, January 26, 2021, on page D5)
    True to its commitment to help promote environmental protection and sustainability, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has ordered the mandatory planting of trees and mangroves for every contract, accreditation and permits ...
  • Cagayan River rehab kicks off 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, January 31, 2021, on page A7)
    The World Wetlands Day will highlight the launching of the Cagayan River Rehabilitation (CRR) project with 185 bamboo propagules to be planted in the 925-meter stretch of Cagayan riverbank along Barangay Bangag here, ...
  • Group bats for more PH aquaculture sites 

    Lagare, Jordeene B. (The Manila Times, January 26, 2021, on page B2)
    Advocacy Group Tugon Kabuhayan is appealing to the government to ease the permitting process to develop more aquaculture areas in the Philippines. “We are producing aquaculture resources regularly. There’s no stabilizing ...
  • 31 LGUs sign petition banning single-use plastic 

    (The Manila Times, November 23, 2020, on page C5)
    A petition for a nationwide ban on the use of single-use plastic has been signed by 31 coastal local government units (LGUs). Faced with twin problems of massive flooding and uncontrollable material waste, LGUs in the ...

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