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  • Thai marine biologist pleads for dugong conservation plan 

    Associated Press (AP) (Panay News, October 5, 2019, on page 9)
    A top marine biologist has urged Thailand’s government to speed up conservation plans for the dugong, an imperiled sea mammal, after their death toll for the year in Thai waters has already climbed to a record 21. Thon ...
  • WV eyes marine transport research network program 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA); PN (Panay News, October 13, 2019, on page 2-10)
    Western Visayas is set to launch its marine transport research network program in response to the government’s drive to modernize the transport sector. “We are very serious in addressing the modernization frustrates of our ...
  • DENR chief pushes for int'l collab on wetlands conservation 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA); PN (Panay News, October 13, 2019, on page 5)
    Participants from various countries visited the Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area (NOCWCA) – the seventh Ramsar site of the Philippines located in southern Negros – as part of the 2nd East Asian-Australasian ...
  • Toyota starts impossible with national coastal-clean, mangrove planting 

    PN (Panay News, October 12, 2019, on page 9)
    Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) recently led 1,900 volunteers spread out across 35 locations nationwide for its first “Start Your Impossible” National Coastal Clean-up and Mangrove Planting weekend. The clean-up and mangrove ...
  • Shrimp harvest in Dumangas lifts hopes for reviving sugpo farming 

    Genilza, J.; Dianala, Rex D. (Panay News, November 13, 2019, on page B1)
    A recent harvest of almost three tons of tiger shrimp, locally known as lukon or sugpo, lifts hopes for reviving the multi-million dollar industry which had its heydays in the ‘90s. The harvest at the Dumangas Brackishwater ...
  • Major challenge: boat operators: no money for modern hulls. 

    PN (Panay News, August 30, 2019, on page 1-14)
    The lack of financial resources to secure technologically-improved hull materials is a major challenge to boat operators and associations of Iloilo and Guimaras that have been told to change their wooden-hulled boats to ...
  • Carpio hits Duterte: China 'not in possession' of West PH Sea 

    Co, Adrian Stewart (Panay News, July 24, 2019, on page 7)
    Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio slammed President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that China is in possession of the contested West Philippine Sea. In a statement a day after Duterte's 4th State of the Nation ...
  • Coastguard faces probe: Duterte may visit victims of sea tragedy 

    Co, Adrian Stewart; Silubrico, Ruby (Panay News, August 6, 2019, on page 1-10)
    Two passenger boats already capsized in the rough Iloilo Strait earlier on Saturday but why was a third one still allowed to proceed on its journey? It, too, capsized. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) central office's ...
  • Undesirable practices threaten Gigantes island chain 

    Sornito, Ime (Panay News, September 17, 2019, on page 1-10)
    Prohibitive prices of seafoods. Lack of serviceable restrooms. These two concerns threaten the Gigantes group of islands, a fledgling tourism destination in the northern municipality of Carles. “Their seafoods are more ...
  • SEA LIFE Malaysia officially opens at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort 

    PN (Panay News, August 13, 2019, on page B8-B6)
    Filipino families looking for a unique marine adventure can now experience one of the newest marine life attractions in Southeast Asia – SEA LIFE Malaysia at the LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort. The highly anticipated LEGO-themed ...
  • Regular checking of all Bacolod sea vessels urged 

    Singuay, Mae (Panay News, August 13, 2019, on page 2-13)
    The Sangguniang Panlungsod here urged the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to conduct a regular inspection of all sea vessels plying the waters of this city. “The PCG and Marina should ...
  • DENR urges public to stop throwing trash in waterways 

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) (Panay News, September 28, 2019, on page B8)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) urged the public to stop throwing trash into waterways to address the growing problem of marine pollution. The appeal was made as the DENR led another successful ...
  • Dolphin found dead in southern NegOcc 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA); PN (Panay News, September 15, 2019, on page 7-14)
    Another dolphin was found dead on the shoreline of Barangay Patic in Pulupandan, Negros Occidental. The Lumba Project, an advocacy group researching Irrawaddy dolphins and other marine mammals, posted on its Facebook page ...
  • Palace: PH will not set aside arbitral win 

    Co, Adrian Stewart (Panay News, September 14, 2019, on page 5)
    Malacañang said it has no plans of setting aside the arbitral victory for the planned joint oil and gas exploration with China in the West Philippine Sea. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the arbitral ruling ...
  • Boracay Tubi assures 'no discharge' of untreated wastewater off sea 

    Zabal, Ryan (Panay News, September 28, 2019, on page 7)
    The Boracay Tubi System Inc. (BTSI) said it complied the water quality and effluent standards after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) lifted its cease and desist order on BTSI Lugotan outfall in ...
  • The future of our seas relies on us 

    (Panay News, September 22, 2019, on page 6)
    The Mayor of Carles, Iloilo, Siegfredo Betita, has expressed his local government unit’s helplessness in the fight against illegal fishing and has appealed for outside help – from the Philippine Navy to be specific. We ...
  • Scientists tear Caribbean reefs to stop spread of new disease 

    Reuters (Panay News, September 28, 2019, on page B8-B6)
    Off the coast of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a group of scientists is tearing a reef apart in a feverish attempt to save some of its coral. They are battling a fast-moving, lethal disease that researchers say ...
  • Families of sea tragedy victims receive aid from Duterte 

    Sornito, Ime (Panay News, August 8, 2019, on page 3)
    President Rodrigo Duterte last night released financial assistance to the families of 31 persons who drowned after three motorboats capsized in the Iloilo Strait on Aug. 3. Thirteen of the casualties were at the Gegato-Abecia ...
  • Antique fisherfolk to get their fiberglass boats 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA); PN (Panay News, July 15, 2019, on page 10)
    Fisherfolk-beneficiaries in the province of Antique have been advised to coordinate with the provincial office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) or at the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) ...
  • Plea for protection of West PH Sea junked - SolGen 

    Co, Adrian Stewart (Panay News, July 11, 2019, on page 5)
    The Writ of Kalikasan petition urging government officials to protect the West Philippine Sea has been dismissed, Solicitor General Jose Calida said. Calida said both parties involved in the petition have agreed for the ...

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