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    • 122 Pregnant whales killed in hunt 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, June 1, 2018, on page B3)
      Japan killed 122 pregnant minke whales during a highly controversial annual whaling expedition that Tokyo defends as scientific research, but conservationists call "gruesome and unnecessary." The four-month expedition in ...
    • 14 Senate bills about aquaculture near finality 

      Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, May 29, 2017, on page A3)
      With the Senate set to approve on third reading 14 bills creating multi-species marine hatcheries, Senator Cynthia Villar said aquaculture will now get a needed boost in the provinces. After hurdling the second reading ...
    • 145 pilot whales die in remote beach 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, November 27, 2018, on page B3)
      Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding in a remote part of New Zealand, with authorities saying Monday they made the “heart-breaking” decision to euthanize dozens that lay stricken on the shore. The stranding ...
    • 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 ...
    • 2 nabbed for illegal fishing 

      Silubrico, Ruby (Manila Standard, June 19, 2015, on page A3)
      For fishing in the waters of Dumangas town using fine mesh nets and active fishing gears, two men were arrested. Their fishing boat was impounded, said Inspector Francis Albert Fortunado, Dumangas police chief. The suspects ...
    • 28 fishermen in El Nido waters 

      Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Manila Standard, August 4, 2018, on page A6)
      A coastal patrol boat of the Philippine Navy on Thursday rescued 28 fishermen from their sinking boat, some 35 miles northeast of El Nido municipality in northern Palawan. Capt. Cherryl Tindog, chief of the Public Affairs ...
    • 4,000 rare turtles rescued from captivity in Palawan 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, July 16, 2015, on page A7)
      Thousands of rare forest turtles have been rescued from horrifying conditions of captivity in the Philippines, saving the critically endangered animals from possible extinction, wildlife experts said Wednesday. More than ...
    • 41 vessels sunk for fishing in Indonesia 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, May 22, 2015, on page A2)
      Indonesia has sunk 41 foreign boats across the archipelago, reports said Thursday, as part of an ongoing push to stop illegal fishing in its waters. Authorities sank the vessels in public displays at several sites Wednesday, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 94 named protected areas 

      Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, July 7, 2018, on page A6)
      Ninety-four more areas which included popular tourism destinations as well as internationally-recognized critical zones were placed under “government protection” as mandated in the amended law on environmental protection ...
    • Aboitiz group moves to save Davao turtles 

      (Manila Standard, June 12, 2016, on page B3)
      For a caretaker's son at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, coming home is all about re-learning the lessons of family and environmental stewardship. The Philippines—an archipelago of 7,500 islands, nearly each with its own tongue ...
    • Act to transform climate 

      La Viña, Dean Tony (Manila Standard, June 6, 2015, on page A9)
      Last Wednesday, at the Kaminzimmer Conference Hall of the Bonn World Conference Center, the agreement on Climate Transformation 2015 or ACT 2015 hosted a side event where in our paper entitled "Getting specific on the 2015 ...
    • Adhering to environment protection advocacy 

      (Manila Standard, June 26, 2018, on page C2)
      Pioneer Adhesives Foundation, Inc. recently conducted a beach cleanup activity at Villa Beach in Arevalo, Iloilo City in fulfillment of its advocacy of education, disaster relief, and environmental protection. Over 100 ...
    • AFP to build fishermen’s shelter in Batanes 

      Almirol, Abe (Manila Standard, March 24, 2018, on page A3)
      The Northern Luzon Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines announced it would spearhead the building of a civilian facility in the Mavulis Island of Batanes Province, the country’s farthest island in the north. “The ...
    • 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 ...
    • Agri losses from storms reach P1.55b 

      Campos, Othel (Manila Standard, July 28, 2018, on page A2)
      The Philippine agriculture sector sustained lost of P1.55 billion in crops and damaged farm infrastructures following the onslaught of three storms in a span of two weeks. Losses in fisheries totaled P146.58 million in ...
    • Agriculture eyes seaweed roadmap 

      Gonzales, Anna Leah E. (Manila Standard, April 6, 2017, on page B3)
      The Department of Agriculture said it is seeking to release a roadmap for seaweed production covering the year 2017-2022 to help farmers establish a sustainable and competitive industry. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol ...
    • Agriculture production grew just 0.56% in 2018 

      Campos, Othel V. (Manila Standard, January 24, 2019, on page B1)
      Agriculture and fishery production, which accounts for less than a fifth of the gross domestic product, grew by 0.56 percent in 2018, slower than the 4-percent expansion in 2017, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority ...
    • Agriculture production rose by 3.95% in 2017 

      dela Cruz, Roderick (Manila Standard, January 20, 2018, on page B1)
      Agriculture production rose 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, bringing the full-year growth to 3.95 percent on record rice production, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show. The 2017 growth of 3.95 percent ...
    • Agriculture recovers slightly 

      Campos, Othel V. (Manila Standard, January 22, 2015, on page B1)
      Agriculture production expanded 1.83 percent in 2014, slightly faster than the 1.12 percent growth in 2013, with crop output recovering from typhoons, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show. Crops, livestock ...