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  • Dead sea turtle 

    Abrematea, Nestor L. (Manila Bulletin, November 22, 2017, on page 7)
    Mapanas, Northern Samar Municipal Tourism Officer-designated Adriano Orio with the dead giant sea turtle that washed ashore and other wastes at Barangay Del Norte this town last Monday. The dead sea turtle, which weighs ...
  • Palawan tightens watch against sea sponge trade 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Manila Bulletin, October 5, 2017, on page B-9)
    Environment authorities in Palawan are tightly monitoring the illegal collection and trading of multicellular parazoanorganisms, more commonly known as natural sea sponges, which are important sources of nutrients in the ...
  • Protecting whale sharks 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Manila Bulletin, October 26, 2017, on page B-8)
    The Philippines and Israel are working together to protect whale sharks, the largest known fish species. The governments of the two countries, along with Sri Lanka, will submit a proposal for inclusion of the whale shark ...
  • Cleaning the Bay 

    (Manila Bulletin, January 6, 2019, on page E-3)
    The current state of Manila Bay is disgusting and polluted and we would like to revive an asset in our history and culture. "We admire Sec. Roy Cimatu for taking the cudgels in prioritizing 'Save Manila Bay' project that ...
  • DENR vows to enforce environmental laws, regulations aggressively 

    De Vera-Ruiz, Ellalyn (Manila Bulletin, January 6, 2019, on page 2)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has vowed to be more aggressive in enforcing environmental laws and regulations in 2019 to sustain the momentum generated by the rehabilitation of Boracay Island ...
  • Action to protect crab resources 

    Prudencio, Max (Manila Bulletin, January 19, 2019, on page B-5)
    Three municipalities in northern Cagayan have come-up with legislation aiming to protect and conserve crabs, as well as other fishery resources. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources here, on the other hand, continues ...
  • LGUs to continue red tide monitoring 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Manila Bulletin, August 11, 2014, on page 20)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) asked local government units (LGUs) to continue monitoring Samar's Maqueda and Villareal Bays even if the shellfish ban in the area has been lifted. BFAR Regional Director ...
  • Gov't urged to measure value of wildlife trade 

    Miraflor, Madelaine B. (Manila Bulletin, November 9, 2017, on page B-10)
    The Philippine government is being urged to measure the value of the country’s wildlife trade — which involves the importation and exportation of wild animals and their products — in order to properly monitor a what could ...
  • Shipment of soft shell turtles blocked at NAIA 

    Unite, Betheena Kae (Manila Bulletin, November 16, 2017, on page B-8)
    An attempt to smuggle wildlife species bound for Taiwan was foiled Friday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Bureau of Customs said yesterday. Seven packages loaded with 123 Chinese Soft Shell Turtle ...
  • ASEAN, China set to build trust first, before drafting COC S. China Sea 

    Mabasa, Roy C.; Geducos, Argyll Cyrus B.; Wakefield, Francis T. (Manila Bulletin, November 17, 2017, on page 8)
    Expect no Code of Conduct (COC) in the immediate future as talks between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China shifts its focus on confidence-building and preventive measures to enhance trust among ...
  • Baby Sea Turtles freed back into sea on Pawikan Festival 

    Regala, Franco G. (Manila Bulletin, November 30, 2017, on page B-7)
    Senator Cynthia Villar, together with Bataan Governor Abet Garcia, on Saturday, led a huge crowd in freeing more than a hundred marine turtle hatchlings into the sea during the annual celebration of the Pawikan Festival ...
  • MB lensman Photojournalist of the Year 

    Ocampo, Yas D. (Manila Bulletin, November 24, 2017, on page 7)
    Manila Bulletin photographer Keith Bacongco won the Photojournalist of the Year award at the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) held Wednesday night at the Marco Polo Davao. Bacongco bested other photographers in Mindanao ...
  • Against the tide: an alternative narrative to the South China Sea dispute 

    Nada, Nana (Manila Bulletin, NaN, 2017, on page 2)
    In July 2016, the Hague based Permanent Court of Arbitration announced its verdict on the South China Sea dispute ruling in favor of the Philippines over China under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ...
  • 3-month fishing ban begins 

    Yap, Tara (Manila Bulletin, November 15, 2017, on page 8)
    The three-month ban on fishing of three species along the Visayan Sea begins on Nov. 15. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is enforcing the ban for fishermen to harvest and trade herrings, mackerels and ...
  • Bataan waters positive of red tide 

    Supnad, Mar T.; Regala, Franco G. (Manila Bulletin, November 18, 2017, on page 6)
    The coastal waters of Bataan are now contaminated with the red tide toxin, prompting the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to impose a shellfish ban. BFAR Regional Office 3 Director Wilfredo Cruz said water ...
  • 'PH shrimp farming needs boost' 

    Garcia, Mark L. (Manila Bulletin, November 18, 2017, on page 7)
    Thailand and Philippines are working closely on boosting local shrimp farming to help meet growing global demand, Thai Ambassador Thanatip Upatising said here during the opening of the 11th National Shrimp Congress at the ...
  • 'Blue crabs capital' step up production 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Manila Bulletin, November 30, 2017, on page 7)
    The town of E. B. Magalona, known as the “blue crabs capital” of Negros Occidental, is stepping up its seafood production. Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon said in a press conference Tuesday demand for seafood products had ...
  • ‘Ocean fighters’ give tips on saving, protecting the ocean 

    Requintina, Robert R. (Manila Bulletin, November 9, 2017, on page B-10)
    The winners of the Miss Scuba Philippines 2017 contest gave simple tips on protecting the country’s ocean which, reports said, is one of the biggest sources of plastic leaking into the very large body of water. Newly-crowned ...
  • Duterte relies on China's good faith in sea dispute 

    Geducos, Argyll Cyrus B. (Manila Bulletin, November 7, 2017, on page 3)
    President Duterte id relying on China's promise that it will not claim islands in the disputed portion of the South China Sea, Malacañang said Tuesday. This was stressed in the wake of reports that China is now testing the ...
  • Gov't may fund ₱2.7- B Navotas fish port modernization 

    Cahiles-Magkilat, Bernie (Manila Bulletin, March 11, 2013, on page B-15)
    The ₱2.7-billion upgrading and rehabilitation of the Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC) is being pushed for funding by the government instead of putting it under the private public partnership (PPP) scheme. An official said ...

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