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  • Dagupan resumes river tour to boost pandemic-hit tourism, livelihood 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 21, 2022, on page A5)
    The city government on Tuesday resumed its 45-minute riverboat tour around the mangrove-lined Dawel-Watac River here after it was suspended for two years due to the pandemic. Mayor Brian Lim led the cruise’s reopening ...
  • 2 more firms seek permit to mine Lingayen Gulf 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 22, 2022, on page A6)
    Two more mining firms have applied for government permits to mine Lingayen Gulf for magnetite, or black sand, prompting groups here to renew their opposition to what they described as “massive environmental destruction.” ...
  • Comelec allows aid to farmers, fishers 

    Andrade, Jeannette I. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 21, 2022, on page A4)
    The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has exempted from the election spending ban the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) subsidy programs for farmers and fisherfolk. During a hearing of the House committee on suffrage and ...
  • Bohol beaches empty a month after welcoming local tourists 

    Udtohan, Leo (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 1, 2020, on page A10)
    Last week, French couple Claude and Nadine Spring felt like they owned a piece of paradise on Panglao Island in Bohol province as they sunbathed on the white sand beach and swam in clear blue waters all by themselves. The ...
  • New undersea fiber optic cable to boost PLDT capacity 

    Piad, Tyrone Jasper C. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 27, 2022, on page B3)
    Manuel Pangilinan-led PLDT Inc. is set to activate next month its 14,000-kilometer submarine fiber optic cable system, which is seen to support its data center capacity. The US-Transpacific Jupiter cable system will increase ...
  • Despite La Niña, fish ports' unloading volume up 

    Lagare, Jordeene B. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 25, 2022, on page B2)
    The volume of fish unloaded at regional ports rose by 4.4 percent amid the La Niña phenomenon, the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) said. Total fish unloading volume or the volume of fish shipped to different ...
  • Marcos urged to create fisheries department 

    Lagare, Jordeene B. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 28, 2022, on page A5)
    Various fisheries groups are asking President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to certify as urgent a bill creating the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR) to unlock the full potential of the country’s fisheries ...
  • Higher budget urged for aggie research 

    Quimpo, Margie (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 18, 1987, on page 1)
    The government has to invest more on research activities to push economic development in the country. This was stated by Dr. Flor Lacanilao, chief of the SEAFDEC (Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center) Aquaculture ...
  • DA developing cheaper aqua feed recipe 

    Lagare, Jordeene B. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 16, 2022, on page B5)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) has initiated the development of low-cost feed for "bangus" (milkfish) and tilapia, two of the leading fish products in the Philippines, hoping to alleviate the rising cost of aquaculture. ...
  • New aquaculture training courses 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 4, 1990, on page 1)
    The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC AQD) in Tigbauan, Iloilo has announced its new lineup of training courses.
  • Moves taken to save Capiz prawn industry 

    GTP (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 1, 1992, on page 22)
    Prawn producers and government agencies have joined hands to save the province's multi-million peso industry after a rare disease attacked several prawn farms in this and neighboring towns. According to Sylvia dela Cruz, ...
  • Panay prawn industry losing ₱100-M monthly 

    Pagharion, Gerry T. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 13, 1992, on page 24)
    The prawn industry in Capiz continues to suffer heavy losses despite government efforts to save what used to be a multimillion dollar business. Lawyer Antonio B. Ortiz, manager of Aquafresh Seafoods Inc., which processes ...
  • First in SEAFDEC/AQD milkfish research: Milkfish spawns in concrete tanks 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 6, 1990, on page 20)
    Milkfish (Chanos chanos), a traditionally cultured food-fish in the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan spawned naturally for the first time in concrete tanks at the SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department's Tigbauan Main Station in ...
  • Mangrove areas shrinking 

    PNF (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 5, 1993, on page 15)
    Vital mangrove areas in the Philippines have shrunk to less than one percent of its area in 1920. The loss could be worth as much as $3 billion. The country was among 30 countries with the largest mangrove areas in the ...
  • Fry shortage hits bangus industry 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 8, 1997, on page B-6)
    High production costs and the shortage of fry are among the many problems faced by the bangus industry. According to the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD), fry collection from the ...
  • Fishponds, prawn farms reduce catch of Iloilo 

    PNF (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 1, 1991, on page 6)
    The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) has found that fishponds and prawn farms have caused the decline of annual fish harvests. In a study, the Japanese-funded center said that small fishermen lose ...
  • Fishpond owners importing bangus fry 

    Romero, Lindablue F. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 16, 1995, on page B12)
    Don't be surprised if you find out that the bangus you're eating is imported from Taiwan. Fishpond owners are now importing bangus fry from Taiwan after the country's supply has reached critical levels. The importation has ...
  • RP seahorses head for extinction 

    Gallardo, Froilan (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 4, 1998, on page 16)
    The warning has come true: Seahorses have started to disappear because of overfishing and destruction of their habitat. Haribon Foundation, a non-governmental organization, has noted a 70-percent decrease in the catch of ...
  • Batangas sees fewer migratory birds due to Taal Eruption 

    Mallari, Delfin T. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 22, 2021, on page A6)
    The continuous unrest of Taal Volcano in Batangas has affected the annual migration of birds passing through the province, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The DENR in Calabarzon ...
  • Fish traps pose deadly threat to baby turtles in Tayabas Bay 

    Mallari, Delfin T. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 19, 2022, on page A10)
    Numerous “baklad” or huge stationary fish traps sunk into the bottom of Tayabas Bay in Quezon province pose deadly threats to sea turtles, locally known as “pawikan,” according to an environmentalist group. “The presence ...

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