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  • BFAR bares bangus fry shortage 

    (The Manila Times, August 19, 1995, on page 17)
    The recent expansion of the country's bangus industry has resulted in tight supply of bangus fry, according to director Dennis B. Araullo, officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). In a ...
  • SEAFDEC opens marine fish hatchery training 

    (The Manila Times, July 6, 1996, on page 15)
    The Marine Fish Hatchery Training Course opened last June 3 at the Aquaculture Department of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC/AQD), Tigbauan, Iloilo.
  • Tilapia holds promise for the future 

    (The Manila Times, July 27, 1996, on page 15)
    Reconciling population growth and food productivity has trumped the government for ages. Projections from the National Census and Statistics Office placed the country's population at 75.2 million by the year 2000. Each ...
  • CDA and BFAR meet to expand market opportunity to fisherfolks and their cooperatives 

    (The Manila Times, August 9, 2021, on page C3)
    With the end in view of assisting cooperatives to recover from the adverse economic effects of the pandemic, the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), led by Chairman Joseph B. Encabo, and the Bureau of Fisheries and ...
  • Fishing for a fight or better economic well-being? 

    Pasion, Mario Ferdinand (The Manila Times, May 23, 2021, on page A5-A6)
    Higher fisheries yield in and lower poverty incidence among frontline provinces facing the West Philippine Sea (WPS) or the South China Sea (SCS) defy the portrayal of state abandonment of the Filipino fisherfolk. New ...
  • USAid, private sector partners launch Philippine Water Challenge 

    (The Manila Times, August 2, 2021, on page B13)
    The US Agency for International Development (USAid) partnered with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), Manila Water, and Maynilad to launch the inaugural Philippine Water Challenge (PhlWC), the first-ever ...
  • Chinese ship nearly rams PCG vessel 

    Baroña, Franco Jose C. (The Manila Times, March 28, 2022, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Sunday said that a China Coast Guard (CCG) ship steered very close to one of its patrol ships in waters near Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal) in Zambales. The PCG said that the ...
  • Coastal conservation project renewed 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, March 28, 2022, on page A8)
    The United States (US) Peace Corps and Rare Philippines, an international nongovernment organization, recently signed a new five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly support sustainable coastal resource and ...
  • US coastline to rise 30 cm by 2050 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, February 17, 2022, on page B7)
    The US coastline is expected to experience up to a foot (30 centimeters) of sea-level rise by the year 2050 because of climate change, making damaging floods far more common than today, a US government study said Tuesday ...
  • DENR releases sea turtles in Aparri 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, February 16, 2022, on page A8)
    Dozens of Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchlings were released into the sea here on Monday, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Cagayan Valley (Region 2) said. Executive Director ...
  • Carpio: PH imports galunggong from China 

    Roxas, Patrick (The Manila Times, May 13, 2021, on page A7)
    Retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio, in a statement aired over DZMM Teleradyo on Monday, said the Philippines is now importing galunggong from China, which sources it from the West Philippine Sea. Galunggong, ...
  • Tilapia from Taal Lake safe for consumption amid volcano unrest 

    Lagare, Jordeene B. (The Manila Times, July 6, 2021, on page A9)
    Amid the current restiveness of Taal Volcano, fish pen operators and fisherfolk assured the public that tilapia from Taal Lake is safe for consumption. "Yun pong phreatic explosion dito sa amin ang tawag eh pabusngi-busngi ...
  • SM, DENR spearhead Parañaque cleanup drive 

    (The Manila Times, August 9, 2021, on page B10)
    SM Prime Holdings Estate Management Group, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the local government of Parañaque City and the communities in Barangays Tambo and Don Bosco, recently ...
  • China paper defends buildup in SCS islands 

    Global Times (The Manila Times, March 24, 2022, on page B8)
    Earlier this week, The Associated Press (AP) reported Admiral John Aquilino, United States Indo-Pacific commander, as saying on Sunday that China had militarized at least three of the several islands it built in the disputed ...
  • Honor exploration deal with China 

    Maralit, Kristina (The Manila Times, March 9, 2022, on page A3)
    President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated that the country must honor its commitment to conduct a joint exploration with China at the disputed Recto Bank to prevent a heated conflict between the two countries. In his weekly ...
  • Beaches reopen after fatal shark attack 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, February 19, 2022, on page B6)
    Sydney reopened beaches to surfers and swimmers on Friday after failing to find a large, great white shark that devoured a swimmer in the Australian city's first such attack since 1963. A 35-year-old British diving instructor, ...
  • Pag-asa Pawikan Conservation and Protection Center receives support from BPI 

    (The Manila Times, April 6, 2022, on page B13)
    Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) adopted 280 pawikan (sea turtle) nests in Bataan on March 27, 2022 to support the Pag-Asa Pawikan Conservation and Protection Center ...
  • UN forum to focus on ocean economy 

    Torib, Yashika F. (The Manila Times, April 6, 2022, on page B7)
    The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) will emphasize ocean economy, fisheries and marine environmental protection at its 4th Oceans Forum to be held from April 6 to 8, 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. ...
  • Oceana calls for sustainable fisheries devt 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, January 3, 2022, on page B2)
    Environmental group Oceana is calling for the full implementation of the laws in sustainably managing the country's fisheries and marine resources, with high hopes small-scale fishers will get the abundant catch they ...
  • Policies for PH ocean tourism pushed 

    Caraballo, Mayvelin U. (The Manila Times, January 1, 2022, on page B3)
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has identified a number of policy proposals that can help the Philippines improve its ocean tourism industry. "As a component of the blue economy, ocean tourism is an important contributor ...

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