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  • Magat Dam cleanup campaign protects fisherfolk livelihood 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, July 9, 2020, on page A7)
    Some 200 fisherfolk and community leaders have expressed concern over the proliferation of water lilies and driftwood that flowed into the Magat Dam, causing damage to fish cages that affected their livelihood. Responding ...
  • Department of Agriculture Administrative Circular No. 09, Series of 2020 

    Department of Agriculture (DA) (The Manila Times, July 7, 2020, on page A4)
    Allowing the transport of wild caught mangrove crablets and juvenile mangrove crabs (Scylla spp). that are already in stock prior to the effectivity of Fisheries Administrative Order No. 264, Series of 2020.
  • PCG probe Occ Mindoro sea collision 

    Torib, Yashika F. (The Manila Times, July 8, 2020, on page B5)
    MV Vienna Wood, the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier that collided with Philippine fishing boat FV Liberty 5, may remain in the country for a longer detention with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) after initial assessment ...
  • Small plane crash-lands at sea 

    Jacinto, Al (The Manila Times, July 8, 2020, on page A9)
    A small private plane carrying three foreigners and a Filipino crash-landed at sea off a coastal village in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga on Tuesday. The four passengers — two Indians, a Nepalese and the ...
  • Agri dept eyes increased RE use 

    Cariño, Conrad M. (The Manila Times, July 2, 2020, on page B5)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) will push for the optimization of renewable energy (RE) to grow food using aquaponics and hydroponics technologies. Agriculture Secretary William Dar on Monday received from Weather ...
  • 12 fishers missing after sea collision 

    Delos Reyes, Nikki (The Manila Times, June 30, 2020, on page A7)
    Twelve Filipino fishermen were reported missing after a sea collision with MV Vienna Wood, a Hong Kong-flagged cargo vessel. The incident happened 14.57 nautical miles southwest of La Playa Resort in Tayamaan, Mamburao in ...
  • S. Cotabato to dismantle illegal fish cages 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (The Manila Times, February 5, 2014, on page A6)
    The provincial government of South Cotabato will start next week the dismantling of illegal fish cages along the critical Lake Sebu as it embarks on an intensive rehabilitation program for the endangered lake. Siegfred ...
  • 'Yolanda' victims to get seaweed farm tools 

    Galvez, James Konstantin (The Manila Times, February 10, 2014, on page A6)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has deployed its vessel F/V Tambakol on a mission to distribute seaweed farming implements to growers affected by super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan.) ...
  • DA releases funds for agricultural loans 

    Galvez, James Konstantin (The Manila Times, February 24, 2014, on page A6)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) has recently released a P1billion fund through a flexible credit facility to provide agricultural loans to marginalized farmers and fisherfolk in the poorest provinces across the country. ...
  • Aquino grants fishing boats to fishermen 

    Galvez, James Konstantin (The Manila Times, February 26, 2014, on page A6)
    President Benigno Aquino 3rd led the awarding of newly built fishing boats to fisherfolk in coastal communities affected by the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda. During the 28th anniversary of EDSA People Power in Visayas, ...
  • Salmon farming in Dubai thrives 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, November 20, 2019, on page B6)
    From a control room in the middle of Dubai’s desert, Norway’s sunrises and sunsets and the cool currents of the Atlantic are recreated for the benefit of thousands of salmon raised in tanks despite searing conditions ...
  • Invitation for Candidate for Nomination to the National Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (NFARMC) 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (The Manila Times, June 18, 2020, on page A7)
    The Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources is now accepting candidates for nomination to the National Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (NFARMC). The National Fisheries and ...
  • Pag-asa Island’s beaching ramp opens 

    Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, June 10, 2020, on page A3)
    The government has finally finished the construction of the beaching ramp in Pag-asa (Thitu) Island, which security officials deemed vital for the repair of the island’s Rancudo Airfield. The government has finally finished ...
  • It’s Sea Transportation Safety Month 

    Salinas, Carlos C. (The Manila Times, June 10, 2020, on page B5)
    June has been designated Sea Transportation Safety Month under Proclamation 115-A, series of 1966, which identified each month of the year as safety month for a specific area of our everyday lives. In May 2008, then president ...
  • DA to offer P1-B loan to farmers, fishermen 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, April 5, 2020, on page B7)
    Marginal farmers and fishermen, and agri-fishery enterprises, will soon benefit from a P1-billion loan facility the Department of Agriculture (DA) will extend under a financing program to help them cope with the impact of ...
  • 10-foot great white shark kills surfer in Australia 

    Associated Press (AP) (The Manila Times, June 8, 2020, on page B6)
    A 60-year-old surfer was attacked and killed by a 3-meter (10-foot) great white shark off the coast of northern New South Wales (NSW) state on Sunday, officials said. The man received a bite to the back of his thigh and ...
  • Chinese boat seen roaming shoal in SCS, says expert 

    Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, January 16, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    While its sister ship is on a “friendly visit” in Manila, another Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) vessel was spotted roaming Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal, according to a maritime expert. Ryan Martinson, an assistant professor ...
  • Red tide alert raised in E Visayas 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (The Manila Times, November 23, 2015, on page A7)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has imposed shellfish ban in two bays and several municipal waters in Leyte, Samar and Biliran provinces. BFAR found the red tide bloom in bays and some coastal waters ...
  • 'China has right to seize islands' 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, November 18, 2015, on page A1-A8)
    China has the "right and ability" to seize islands in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) occupied by other countries, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday, ahead of regional summits expected to discuss the ...
  • Healthy oceans: Keeping Asia and the Pacific afloat 

    Alisjahbana, Armida Salsiah (The Manila Times, May 15, 2020, on page A6)
    Memories of idyllic beaches and sonorous waves may seem far away while we remain at home. Yet, we need not look far to appreciate the enduring history of the ocean in Asia and the Pacific. For generations, the region has ...

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