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  • 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 ...
  • Let's go to Panatag, fishers dare Roque 

    Aglibot, Joanna Rose; Orejas, Tonette (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 15, 2021, on page A8)
    Two vessels of the Chinese Coast Guard are permanently positioned at the mouth of the 150-kilometer-wide Scarborough Shoal (Panatag or Bajo de Masinloc to locals), preventing Filipino fishermen from entering, fishing or ...
  • Bayer adopts, develops mangrove in Gensan 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 22, 2021, on page A13)
    Degraded mangrove coastal area adopted by Bayer as Rhizophora farm to help sustain biodiversity, generate livelihood and income. A degraded mangrove coastal area in Barangay Buayan, General Santos City has been adopted as ...
  • Pangasinan execs protest massive black sand mining in Lingayen Gulf 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 25, 2021, on page A13)
    A massive offshore black sand mining project that will run for 25 years in Lingayen Gulf has stirred protests from local communities in Pangasinan province, describing it as an “environmental monster.” “God help Pangasinan!” ...
  • Teen marine conservation advocate launches photography: Ganden Medved Po’s ‘Life Below Water’ merges skill and advocacy 

    Yatco, Simone (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 25, 2021, on page C1)
    With the worsening climate crisis in the Philippines, more and more local youth are stepping up and doing their part to save the environment. For Ganden Medved Po, 17, his contribution is “Life Below Water,” his newly ...
  • How to take better care of betta fish 

    Navarra, Ruth L. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 29, 2021, on page C1-C2)
    The Aquarium Channel used to air for free during the heyday of cable television. As the name suggests, all it showed was an aquarium filled with colorful fish and Muzak in the background. During the pandemic, many are ...
  • Blast fishing eyed in dolphin stranding in Lingayen Gulf 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 24, 2022, on page A10)
    Marine mammal experts have started investigating the cause of what they described as an “unusual” number of dolphins getting stranded in different coastal towns along the Lingayen Gulf recently. Records from the Bureau of ...
  • Bohol's river cruise, floating restaurants are back 

    Israel, Dale G. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 9, 2022, on page A6)
    The river cruise in Loboc, one of the most popular attractions in Bohol province, has reopened to local and foreign tourists now that travel restrictions have been eased. The four cruise vessels launched on March 1 can ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 04, Series of 2022, 02 March 2022 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 4, 2022, on page A6)
    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 ...
  • Sorsogon wants tourists to see 'butanding' again 

    Arguelles, Mar S.; Jaucian, Michael (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 25, 2022, on page A9)
    Tourism industry players in Sorsogon province are hoping to recover from the economic slump brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic after authorities recently downgraded the province’s alert status to level 2, prompting the ...
  • Little fluffy clouds may help save the Great Barrier Reef 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 29, 2021, on page A9)
    To slow the speed at which high temperatures and warm waters bleach the corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Australian scientists are spraying droplets of ocean water into the sky to form clouds to protect the environmental ...
  • Water in Davao Oriental river turns orange; DENR orders probe 

    Lacorte, Germelina; Francisco, Carmelito Q. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 17, 2022, on page A7)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the Davao region has started an investigation into the heavy siltation of Maputi River in Banaybanay town, Davao Oriental province. The DENR probe came after ...
  • Lucena eyes twin rivers as next tourist attraction 

    Mallari, Delfin T. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 21, 2022, on page A7)
    The city government has launched a campaign to showcase the tourism potentials of its twin rivers — Iyam and Dumacaa — as the route of a floating restaurant that would make stopovers in key areas of the city. “Our twin ...
  • Bigger cleanup campaign 

    Camus, Miguel R. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 5, 2022, on page A10)
    Almost a million metric tons of silt and solid waste. To be exact, 806,084. That’s how much material has been removed by San Miguel Corp. from the Pasig River and the Tullahan-Tinajeros River system since the conglomerate ...
  • More locals now fishing in Bajo de Masinloc 

    Cabalza, Dexter (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 26, 2022, on page A10)
    More local fisherfolk are able to get their catch from Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal) in Zambales province despite the continuous presence of Chinese vessels in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). The Philippine Coast ...
  • PH slams Chinese ship's dangerous maneuver 

    Santos, Tina G. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 28, 2022, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Sunday reported another “close distance maneuvering” by a vessel of the China Coast Guard (CCG) during a patrol in the West Philippine Sea early this month. In a statement the PCG said ...
  • PH fishers play 'hide-and seek' with sino ships in Scarborough 

    Sotelo, Yolanda; Aglibot, Joanna Rose; Aurelio, Julie M. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 29, 2022, on page A1-A2)
    For fishermen whose livelihood depends on the bounty of Scarborough Shoal, any attempt to enter its lagoon is still a “perilous” move while China’s Coast Guard continues to patrol the area. But the Philippine Coast Guard ...

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