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  • Chinese mischief on Panganiban Reef 

    Del Rosario, Alejandro (Manila Standard, September 8, 2012, on page A4)
    The Chinese are up to their old tricks again. While appearing to appease the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in bilateral talks, they continue to fortify their claim on Mischief Reef (Panganiban) and Scarborough ...
  • China warns: Penalties imposed on illegal fishing 

    Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, August 3, 2016, on page A1-A2)
    Beijing on Tuesday announced penalties for “illegal” fishing in its waters, including those it claims in the South China Sea weeks after an international tribunal ruled that those claims have no legal basis. The Supreme ...
  • Isolate- China bid gains steam 

    Fabunan, Sara Susanne D.; Zurbano, Joel E. (Manila Standard, August 13, 2016, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines will urge all claimant countries to isolate China by declaring their own claims in the South China Sea as protected areas to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, an official said Friday. ...
  • PH alarmed at China plan to build on Scarborough 

    Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, August 20, 2016, on page A2)
    The Philippines on Friday expressed concern about the reported plan of China to start building structures in the Scarborough Shoal. However, Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said they will verify the ...
  • China wants Asian solution to sea row 

    Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, August 19, 2016, on page A2)
    The Philippines welcomed the plan of China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to finish the general framework of the Code of Conduct by June 2017. On Wednesday, China announced that it agreed with the Asean to ...
  • Dismantle fish ages- fishermen 

    Araneta, Sandy (Manila Standard, August 1, 2016, on page A3)
    Militant fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya-Pilipinas) on Sunday welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to dismantle vast tracts of private fish pens in Laguna de Bay. ...
  • Dismantle fish cages-fishermen 

    Araneta, Sandy (Manila Standard, August 1, 2016, on page A3)
    Militant fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya-Pilipinas) on Sunday welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to dismantle vast tracts of private fish pens in Laguna de Bay., ...
  • Be a responsible traveler 

    (Manila Standard, April 7, 2016, on page C1-C3)
    Summer season calls for so many water adventure and most of us are gearing for that outdoor fun on the open beach to take a dip in the water, snorkel, do some water sports, and take a deep dive to see marine life. With all ...
  • BFAR releases P3.18m to fund seaweed project 

    Jocson, Brenda (Manila Standard, August 25, 2016, on page C2)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources here has released P3.18 million to finance various seaweed projects to control the high prevalence of iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) in Cagayan Valley or Region 2. Milagros ...
  • Landmark manatee conservation program 

    (Manila Standard, August 25, 2016, on page D1)
    River Safari Singapore’s Kai and junior set off on a historic journey to become the first two manatees in over a century to arrive in Guadeloupe as pioneers for the world’s first manatee repopulation program. At a farewell ...
  • Oceanarium 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, August 5, 2013, on page B4)
    This undated handout picture released on Aug. 1, 2013 by the Australian Institute of Marine Science shows a researcher with coral in a tank at the National Sea Simulator, or SeaSim, in the northern cityof Townsville. The ...
  • Rice eel exports reach P517m 

    Estrada, Anna Leah (Manila Standard, August 9, 2013, on page B3)
    Rice eel exports reached P517 million in the first half, as farmers in Cagayan Valley devised a way to turn the "pest" into an export-quality fish commodity, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said Thursday. ...
  • Oil spill whodunit 

    Zurbano, Joel E.; Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, August 11, 2013, on page A1-A2)
    After initially claiming that a tanker caused the oil spill in Manila Bay, the authorities said on Saturday they are no longer sure the tanker was responsible for leaking 500,000 liters of diesel fuel in the busiest waterway ...
  • Oil spill spreads on Manila Bay 

    Zurbano, Joel E.; Flores, Alena Mae S.; Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, August 10, 2013, on page A1-A2)
    A diesel oil spill spread a large reddish stain over Manila Bay Friday, posing potential health and environmental hazards, authorities said. A fuel tanker is suspected of having dumped half a million liters of diesel into ...
  • Oil giant owns up to spill 

    Flores, Alena Mae S.; Zurbano, Joel E. (Manila Standard, August 13, 2013, on page A2)
    Petron takes responsibility, apologizes, vows to pay Petron Corp. on Monday took full responsibility for the 500,000 liters of diesel that spilled into the waters of Cavite on Thursday, which has befouled a large area of ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries: Catch in spill zone edible 

    Araja, Rio N.; Estrada, Annah Leah (Manila Standard, August 15, 2013, on page A6)
    Despite the oil spill, fish caught in Rosario, Cavite, is safe to eat, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. Lawyer Asis Perez, BFAR director, said water samples were found negative for any contamination. ...
  • Petron: Oil-spill areas now clean 

    Flores, Alena Mae S. (Manila Standard, August 16, 2013, on page A2)
    Oil giant Petron Corp. on Thursday said 10 areas in Tanza, Cavite, where sea water had been tested were suitable for marine life. The company told the Philippine Stock Exchange that the water in the 10 areas, including ...
  • India, Iran looking to resolve issue on oil tanker 'pollution' 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, August 18, 2013, on page A7)
    New Delhi and Tehran were Saturday working to resolve a dispute over the detention of an Indian oil tanker by Iranian naval guards for allegedly polluting sea waters in the Persian Gulf. The Indian government-owned MT Desh ...
  • Boracay resort welcomes new VIP guest 

    (Manila Standard, November 17, 2019, on page D1-D2)
    Thousands of guest, from celebrities to world-famous athletes, have enjoyed the idyllic secluded beach, upscale facilities, and sophisticated amenities of Mövenpick Resort and Spa Boracay. Discerning guests do know the ...
  • Born in the backyard 

    (Manila Standard, December 20, 2000, on page 24)
    Seahorses can now be bred in captivity, thanks to research headway by the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center's aquaculture department in Tigbauan, Iloilo. Began in 1996, the SEAFDEC-AQD ornamental seahorse breeding ...

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