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  • Mangroves protect coastal areas from tidal waves, says scientist 

    Labiste, Ma. Diosa (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 8, 2005, on page A9)
    If your idea of a perfect vacation spot is a stretch of powder-white sand beach, with a few coconut trees swaying in a breeze, think again. This postcard-pretty coastal area, our idea of a romantic tropical paradise, is a ...
  • Scientists urge culture of endangered species 

    Burgos, Nestor P. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 18, 2005, on page A21)
    Iloilo City - Scientists from Southeast Asia and Japan are calling to intensified efforts to increase the stocks of threatened marine species to counter threats to food security in the region. They made the appeal on Friday ...
  • Vannamei shrimp breeding stock destroyed amid diseases onslaught 

    Sotelo-Fuertes, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 14, 2005, on page A18)
    Dagupan City - The experimental culture of vannamei shrimps (Penaeus vannamei) in the country hit a snag when the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources decided to destroy its stock breeders which were found afflicted ...
  • Filipino wins int'l award for work with mangroves 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 9, 2005, on page A6)
    Filipino research scientist Jurgenne Honculada Primavera has won a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, the worlds most prestigious award in marine conservation for her work in preserving and restoring mangroves in the ...
  • Filipino fishermen fear backlash after filing of ICC case against Xi 

    Cardinoza, Gabriel; Cabreza, Vincent (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 23, 2019, on page A1-A4)
    Fishermen here on Friday said they feared retaliation from China for the complaint of crimes against humanity filed against Chinese President Xi Jinping by two former Philippine officials in the International Criminal Court ...
  • Metro mayors back Manila Bay cleanup 

    Ramos, Mariejo S.; De Vera, Ben O.; Gamil, Jaymee T. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 3, 2019, on page A7)
    Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu and Interior Secretary Eduardo Año have met with six Metro Manila mayors who backed plans to “restore the beauty and bounty” of Manila Bay. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chair ...
  • More firms closed over bay pollution 

    Reyes-Estrope, Carmela (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 2, 2019, on page A9)
    Environment officials on Friday shut down more companies in Bulacan province that were found polluting Manila Bay while they required other firms to clear their septic tanks. Lormelyn Claudio, director of the Environmental ...
  • More Manila Bay polluters face closure 

    Gamil, Jaymee T.; Yee, Jovic (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 5, 2019, on page A1-A11)
    Last month, the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) issued cease-and-desist orders against three popular restaurants along the bay—Aristocrat and Gloria Maris in Manila and The Esplanade (San Miguel by the Bay) in ...
  • Gov’t processing 22 Manila Bay reclamation projects 

    Yap, DJ; See, Aie Balagtas (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 12, 2019, on page A10)
    A total of 22 reclamation projects are planned along Manila Bay that will affect — and likely pollute — a 22,000-hectare area of the body of water, an official of the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) admitted to ...
  • 'Buwaya' in the limelight 

    David, Rina J. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 27, 2011, on page A13)
    Crocodiles or buwaya are once more in the news, but this time in their original incarnations and not their human versions. We’ll get to those in time. Crocodiles are back in the limelight after the capture of a 6.4-meter-long ...
  • Promote responsible fishing, Seafdec urges countries 

    Domingo, Ronnel W. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 21, 2011, on page B2)
    A unit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is pushing for concerted efforts to promote responsible fishing methods that will help ensure food security throughout the region. Following a meeting last Friday, the ...
  • Despite Boracay reopening, many workers have not returned 

    Burgos, Nestor P. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 18, 2019, on page A1-A6)
    More than four months after Boracay Island reopened to tourists, many workers displaced by the closure have not been able to return to work. Most of those who left the island to seek work elsewhere have not returned even ...
  • 3 fast food restos found polluting Mindoro river 

    Virola, Madonna; Cinco, Maricar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 9, 2019, on page A5)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued a cease and desist order against three fast food restaurants here—the first in a series of government action against establishments polluting the Calapan ...
  • Panelo: Show proof fishers being harassed in Panatag 

    Aurelio, Julie M.; Cardinoza, Gabriel; Aglibot, Johanna Rose (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 26, 2019, on page A7)
    The Philippines is bent on filing a diplomatic protest if it is proven that the Chinese Coast Guard is driving away Filipino fishermen from Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea, presidential spokesperson ...
  • Be careful what you wish for: On call to review PH-US pact 

    Winger, Gregory H. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 2, 2019, on page A6)
    Amid the tumult surrounding Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana’s pledge to review the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT), it is useful to look at the specific charges currently leveled against the MDT by its critics and to identify ...
  • Tubbataha reef salvage 

    Tubeza, Philip (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 31, 2013, on page A2)
    The salvage team working on the USS Guardian, which ran aground in Tubbataha Reef, removed the warship’s last remaining section early Saturday afternoon after being stuck on the Unesco World Heritage site for more than 10 ...
  • Dolphins found dead with bullet wounds 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 24, 2013, on page A15)
    Two dolphins and a sea turtle with hack wounds were found dead in separate sections of the Lingayen beach on Friday. The first dolphin was recovered at the beach front near the Pangasinan capitol, said Westly Rosario, chief ...
  • Dagupan launches ‘name our bangus contest’ 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 28, 2013, on page A1-A5)
    This Pangasinan city produces what it markets as the “world’s tastiest bangus,” but its milkfish has no official brand and still goes by its generic name. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) launched last ...
  • Lobo Mayor checks for underwater damage after dredging ship sails away 

    Cinco, Maricar; Chiu, Patricia Denise M. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 6, 2019, on page A6)
    The mayor of Lobo town in Batangas province on Friday asked fishery authorities to inspect the site where a 2,990-ton Chinese-manned dredging ship had dropped anchor to determine whether it had caused damage to marine life. ...
  • Fishing magnate reels in profit 

    Arceo-Dumlao, Tina (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 14, 2019, on page B1-B2)
    Mega Global today is present in 38 countries, and employs over 3,000 people. It owns 70 fishing vessels and two canning plants. The group started developing the Mega brand in 1999, chosen for its connotation of power and ...

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