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  • Bantay Dagat nets 'palupad' fishers 

    Nepomoceno, Jezza (Panay News, October 11, 2017, on page 1-14)
    Sixteen fishermen, including their boat captain, from Brgy. Bara, Roxas City have been arrested over the weekend for using trawl, an active gear, within the municipal waters of Concepcion town. Engaging in trawl fishing, ...
  • 3-month fishing ban: ‘Closed season’ in Visayan Sea starts Nov. 15 - BFAR 

    PN; Philippine Information Agency (PIA) (Panay News, November 1, 2017, on page 1-14)
    The yearly threemonth closed fishing season in the Visayan Sea, one of the country’s major fishing grounds suffering from overfishing, starts this Nov. 15. Sardines, herrings and mackerels make up one-third of the fish ...
  • 'Zero arrests': No illegal fishing in Estancia, Iloilo? 

    Sologastoa, Glenda (Panay News, October 24, 2017, on page 1-14)
    The municipality of Estancia in northern Iloilo is known for its rich fishing grounds that attract poachers even from neighboring provinces and islands. But since January this year, no one has been arrested for illegal ...
  • 3-month fishing ban on Visayan Sea ends in Feb. 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Panay News, January 6, 2019, on page 3)
    The closed season in the Visayan Sea for sardines, herrings and mackerels that started on Nov. 15, 2018 would end next month. “Prohibiting fishers from catching them will increase the population of these species. It is ...
  • SEAFDEC-BFAR to conduct on-site training on freshwater aquaculture in North Cotabato 

    PN (Panay News, February 23, 2019, on page B10)
    Responding to the call of Mindanaons, SEAFDEC and BFAR will conduct on-site training of freshwater aquaculture on Feb. 25- 28, 2019 on land-locked areas in North Cotabato. Kabacan, North Cotabato is the first on-site ...
  • Historical Quote of the Week 

    PN (Panay News, February 19, 2019, on page 7)
    "Iloilo is the site of the first research international center in the fishing industry with the establishment of SEAFDEC in Tigbauan, Iloilo."
  • Tourism department backs Manila Bay rehab 

    PN; Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Panay News, January 14, 2019, on page B11)
    The Department of Tourism (DOT) expressed full support for the government’s initiative to clean-up and revive the polluted Manila Bay by replicating the same rehabilitation strategy used in Boracay. In a statement, the ...
  • Negrenses urged to report sightings of Irrawaddy dolphin 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Panay News, January 17, 2019, on page 13-15)
    Residents of Negros Occidental were encouraged to report sightings of the Irrawaddy dolphin to protect the population of the endangered species. The call was made by the Center for Research and Engagement of the University ...
  • Manila Bay rehab: Gov't probes return of structures near estero 

    CNN Philippines (Panay News, January 19, 2019, on page B8)
    The award-winning rehabilitation of Pasig River, a major tributary of Manila Bay, faces a setback as authorities found new structures near a supposedly "recovered" estuary connected to it. The Pasig River Rehabilitation ...
  • Gov't mulls reopening Boracay's Bulabog beach 

    ABS-CBN News (Panay News, January 20, 2019, on page 9)
    Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Friday said they are mulling reopening to the public the island's Bulabog Beach, which draws kiteboarding and windsurfing enthusiasts. Coliform level in the waters off the eastern side ...
  • Oil spill, search and rescue simulation held 

    Tianero, Resel Joy (Panay News, October 4, 2016, on page 2)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Iloilo station simulated a search and rescue operation and oil spill response at the Iloilo River on Sept. 30 as part of the National Maritime Week celebration. Some 120 students of St. ...
  • Exploring the benefits of seaweed 

    Yap, Julio Jr. (Panay News, October 7, 2016, on page 12)
    Living up its status as an agriculture-business (agri-business), marine and aquatic institution in the country, a school in Malita, Davao Occidental, has explored one of the many benefits of seaweed by converting it to ...
  • Biodiversity in Samar Sea 

    Yap, Julio Jr. (Panay News, October 5, 2016, on page 12)
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has warned that by 2050, catches of main fish species could decline by up to 40 percent in the tropics, where livelihoods, food and nutrition security ...
  • Mangroves survive attack of 'tide moth' 

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region VI; PN (Panay News, February 7, 2016, on page 2-11)
    After almost two months, the mangrove area in Barangay Ingore, La Paz district which was "browned" by the "tide watching mangrove moth" (Aucha velans) has fully recovered and has re-grown its green leaves once again. Last ...
  • Over a thousand mangroves planted 

    PN; Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Capiz (Panay News, February 7, 2016, on page 4-11)
    About 1,115 mangrove seedlings were planted in Barangay Agustin Navarra in Ivisan, Capiz during the World Wetlands Day celebration. The activity was led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region ...
  • 'Invasion': Local fishers lament inaction on 'illegal fishing' in Cauayan 

    Adiong, Eugene (Panay News, March 16, 2013, on page 8)
    Fishermen in Cauayan, Negros Occidental decried their municipal government's lack of action on what they claimed to be "illegal incursions" of big-time fishing operators in their municipal waters. Ramon Gregas, vice chair ...
  • Support agri-fishery survey, Capiceños urged 

    Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Capiz; PN (Panay News, March 16, 2013, on page 6)
    A National Statistics Office (NSO) official urged Capiceños to support the ongoing survey on agriculture and fisheries in the province. The Census on Agriculture and fisheries (CAF) needs public support to generate accurate ...
  • Aklanons to plant more mangroves 

    (Panay News, August 21, 2014, on page 7)
    This is the Isla Capispisan mangrove forest in New Washington, Aklan. Some 81.809 hectares of mangrove areas in New Washington will be reforested this year. Mangrove areas in Batan, Nabas, ibajay, Makato, Tangalan, and ...
  • Mangroves act as buffers during inclement weather 

    PN; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region VI (Panay News, May 26, 2014, on page 6)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 6 has embarked on mangrove tree growing as part of the implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP). NGP targets to plant 1.5 billion trees across ...
  • More aid for 'Yolanda'-hit WV fishers 

    Sologastoa, Glenda (Panay News, November 12, 2017, on page 3)
    Fisherfolk in Western Visayas affected by super typhoon “Yolanda” in November 2013 have received P300 million worth of aid from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 6. The assistance was in the form ...

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