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    • Agriculture sector grew 1.2% in 2013 

      Estrada, Anna Leah G. (Manila Standard, January 23, 2014, on page B3)
      Agriculture and fishery production grew 1.15 percent year-on-year in 2013, slower than the 2.9-percent expansion in 2012, as the country suffered from several natural calamities that damaged billions of peso worth of crops ...
    • Helmet shells seized in Sulu 

      Gonzales, Anna Leah E. (Manila Standard, January 30, 2014, on page B6)
      Police and Bureau of Fisheries have intercepted 106 boxes of helmet shells, an endangered marine specie, at Chinese Pier in Jolo, Sulu police director Sr. Supt. Abraham Orbita said. He said the shells, which are sold in ...
    • ‘Fish-tival’ sets record longest grill 

      Macob, Johanne (Manila Standard, April 6, 2014, on page 1-2)
      The Philippines has set another world record – this time for the longest barbecue grill – in Pangasinan, a local radio report said Saturday. Bombo Radyo said the simultaneous grilling of fish to mark the Malangsi “Fish ...
    • Diners eat oysters from polluted bay 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, April 7, 2014, on page B4)
      Cage after cage, oysters destined for a sprinkling of lemon juice and a delighted diner are pulled from the majestic Chesapeake Bay, where 20 years ago they had nearly disappeared.“Those will be at the restaurants tomorrow,” ...
    • BFAR promotes 'ayungin' breeding 

      Estrada, Annah Leah G. (Manila Standard, April 15, 2014, on page B3)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources recently conducted a study on how to multiply the population of ayungin, an omnivorous silver-colored fish endemic to the Philippines. BFAR said it conducted the study as a ...
    • Lenten recipes with Century Tuna 

      (Manila Standard, April 16, 2014, on page C2)
      The Lenten season bring the challenge to make no-meat meals as appetizing and flavorful as possible. Thankfully, Century Tuna and nutritionist to the stars Nadine Tengco came up with delectable and filling Lent friendly ...
    • Brown algae sale banned 

      Estrada, Anna Leah (Manila Standard, April 26, 2014, on page B1)
      The Agriculture Department has imposed a ban on the harvesting and selling of brown algae and seagrass to preserve the country’s marine ecosystems. The agency issued Fisheries Administrative Order No. 250, which prohibits ...
    • China may be building airstrip on reef-PH 

      Solmerin, Florante S.; Tuyay, Francisco; Fabunan, Sara Susanne D.; Barcelo, Vito; Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, May 15, 2014, on page A1-A2)
      The Philippines warned on Wednesday that China may be building an airstrip on a reef in the South China Sea as the Asian superpower asserts its claim to most of the strategic area. Filipino military surveillance aircraft ...
    • Sino fishers face court on poaching raps 

      Requejo, Rey (Manila Standard, May 21, 2014, on page A3)
      The Chinese fishermen arrested for alleged poaching off Half Moon Shoal in the disputed Spratly Islands will be arraigned today before the Puerto Princesa regional trial court for illegal fishing charges. Palawan provincial ...
    • 9 Sino fishermen plead 'not guilty' to charges 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, May 22, 2014, on page A3)
      Nine Chines fishermen arrested by Philippine authorities in disputed South China Sea waters pleaded not guilty to all charges against them on Wednesday, the prosecutor said. The nine were taken in handcuffs to a court on ...
    • PH, Indonesia sign sea border pact 

      Pañares, Joyce Pangco; Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, May 24, 2014, on page 1-2)
      Indonesia and the Philippines on Friday signed three agreements, including a historic document on the delimitation of the exclusive economic zone boundaries of both countries in the Mindanao Sea and in the Celebes Sea. ...
    • Gentle piranha found in Pasig 

      Ardosa, Carlos (Manila Standard, May 28, 2014, on page A6)
      Las Farolas, which turned a year old in April, is also the sanctuary of a friendly variety of piranha called the Red Pacu or Red Belly Pacu, an omnivorous South American freshwater fish. Pacu (scientific name Colossoma ...
    • 'Buntot page' 

      (Manila Standard, August 1, 2014, on page A6)
      Visitors marvel at the freshwater stingray as it glides gracefully with its tail formed like a whip. The species is among the crowd-drawers Las Farolas on Frontera Drive beside Tiendesitas, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City. The ...
    • UN climate conference supports Salceda board 

      (Manila Standard, January 2, 2015, on page B3)
      The United Nations Convention on Climate Change commended the Green Climate Fund leadership, under Albay Gov. Joey Salceda, for fulfilling the complex requirements for its operation and for raising an initial $10.2 billion ...
    • Ship with all-Filipino crew sinks off Vietnam 

      MST News (Manila Standard, January 4, 2015, on page 1-2)
      A crew member was rescued while two others were confirmed dead when a cargo ship with 19 all-Filipino crew capsized and sank off the Vietnamese coast early Friday morning. The incident was first reported by Gearbulk Holding ...
    • 180-kilo bluefin tuna sells for $37,000 in Japan 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, January 6, 2015, on page B3)
      A giant bluefin tuna sold for more than $37,000 in the first auction of the year at a Tokyo fish market on Monday, as Japan faces growing pressure to cut back on consumption of the threatened fish. The 180.4-kilogram ...
    • Red tide alert up in several provinces 

      Estrada, Ana Leah (Manila Standard, January 9, 2015, on page B5)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has raised the red tide alert in the coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate, and Bolinao, Anda, Alaminos, and Wawa, Bani in Pangasinan, a senior official said on Thursday. ...
    • BFAR recruits personnel 

      Estrada, Anna Leah G. (Manila Standard, January 16, 2015, on page B1)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said Thursday it enlisted some of its personnel in an intensive law enforcement training program to strengthen the country's fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated ...
    • Agri developing plan to export eel 

      Estrada, Anna Leah (Manila Standard, January 20, 2015, on page B4)
      The Agriculture Department said on Monday it will help local growers make the country's eel industry competitive and tap the export market. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said he recently met with domestic players ...
    • Sunken vessel causes oil sheen in Iloilo sea 

      Zurbano, Joel E. (Manila Standard, January 22, 2015, on page B6)
      A joint Navy and Coast Guard team watching for oil spill from a sunken vessel in Iloilo Strait has reported a five-meter-wide and two-kms long “oil sheen,” Cdr. Armando Balilo, Coast Guard Information Officer, said. “The ...