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  • Railway project ordered tweaked to spare Subic mangroves 

    Orejas, Tonette (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 3, 2021, on page A3)
    The government will ensure that the 42 hectares of mangroves in Subic Bay Freeport’s watershed reserve will not be adversely affected by the planned construction of a China-funded railway project, an official of the ...
  • Hong Kong volunteers aid injured turtles after 'mercy release' 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 15, 2021, on page A16)
    At a drainage pool near a popular hiking site in Hong Kong’s rural Tai Po district, a group of volunteers armed with snorkels, nets and gloves wade through the muddy water to find dozens of turtles left there by residents. ...
  • Ilocos salt industry losing its savor 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 16, 2021, on page A8)
    Rene Aruelo, 52, was in his teens in the 1980s when he would rake mud at a fishpond in a village in La Union province facing the Lingayen Gulf. His family, like most households in their community, would troop to the pond ...
  • Suez Canal reopens to ship traffic 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 31, 2021, on page B2-3)
    Shipping was on the move again late on Monday in Egypt’s Suez Canal after a giant container ship which had been blocking the busy waterway for almost a week was refloated, with more than 400 ships waiting to pass through. ...
  • 'Kapis' shells disappearing; gathering banned 

    Pagharion, Gerry T. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 29, 1999, on page 16)
    The gathering of world-class kapis shells and other similar species of shells is now banned in Capiz. The ban came after Mayor Antonio del Rosario signed into law an ordinance passed by the city council to save the famous ...
  • Coral-eating starfish infest Boracay waters 

    Lujan, Nereo C. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 2, 1999, on page 12)
    A population of coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish was found in the reefs of Boracay Island. But the aquaculture research center here said there was no cause for alarm. The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 13, Series of 2021, 01 May 2021 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 3, 2021, on page A2)
    Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan; coastal waters ...
  • Dagupan celebrates 'bangus' bounty even without staging festival 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 30, 2021, on page A6)
    For the second straight year, the local government has scrapped the monthlong Bangus Festival to avoid large crowds that could spread COVID-19. In the absence of tourist-drawing events, a small group of officials on Thursday ...
  • Tuna, seafood were high status foods in Roman society-Study 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 27, 2021, on page A13)
    A team of archeologists examining the remains of victims from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. have discovered coastal people of the time ate far more fish than modern Italians, with men getting more of the ...
  • Fisherfolk slam fish cage demolition in Cavite 

    Enano, Jhesset O. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 27, 2021, on page A10)
    A fishers group on Thursday decried the order of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to dismantle fishing and aquaculture structures in the waters off Cavite province, saying these will lead to the loss of ...
  • DA allows importation of 60,000 MT of fish 

    Ocampo, Karl R. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 28, 2021, on page A14-A13)
    Despite strong opposition from concerned groups, the Department of Agriculture (DA) on Friday said it had approved the importation of 60,000 metric tons (MT) of fish this year to augment the expected shortfall in local ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 25, Series of 2021, 27 August 2021 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 27, 2021, on page B4)
    Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate; coastal waters of Dauis and ...
  • DENR urges legislators to act on wetlands' protection 

    Enano, Jhesset O. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 31, 2021, on page A9)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Monday urged lawmakers to pass a legislation protecting the country’s wetlands, which play crucial roles in mitigating climate change, controlling floods and ...
  • Group hails move to save Subic mangroves, awaits revised railway alignment 

    Orejas, Tonette (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 6, 2021, on page B4)
    A coalition of residents, tourism investors, Aetas, local government units and civil society groups in Subic Bay Freeport (SBF), Olongapo City, and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan looked forward to seeing the revised ...
  • Dolphin sightings 'stress busters' to pandemic-weary residents in Albay 

    Jaucian, Michael (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 5, 2021, on page A7)
    The presence of over a hundred dolphins in the waters off the town of Sto. Domingo in Albay province is bringing joy to residents and local visitors as they seek relief from the stress brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 26, Series of 2021, 10 September 2021 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 12, 2021, on page A2)
    Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate; coastal waters of Dauis and ...
  • Sea urchin grower hailed 

    Adina, Armin (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 12, 2021, on page B2)
    At a time when fishermen face grave threats to their livelihood because of the encroachment of Chinese vessels in Philippine waters, one company paid tribute to the country’s fisherfolk and recognized the gallantry of the ...
  • Enforcing the Arbitral Award 

    Panganiban, Artemio V. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 13, 2021, on page A9)
    How should we enforce the July 12, 2016 Arbitral Award (AA) vis-à-vis China’s intractable claim of ownership and sovereignty over almost the entire South China Sea (SCS) including our exclusive economic zone (EEZ)? My short ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 23, Series of 2021, 02 August 2021 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 23, 2021, on page A4)
    Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate; coastal waters of Dauis and ...
  • PH arbitral win: What is to be done? 

    Loja, Melissa; Bagares, Romel (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 29, 2021, on page A10)
    We borrow a famous question asked in 1902 by Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov in a work of classic Marxist polemics to consider how to make the most out of the gains we won in our South China Sea (SCS) arbitral proceedings against ...

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