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  • No swimming in 'oil spill' site for now 

    PIO (DailyGuardian, May 22, 2019, on page 2-3)
    The Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) advised the public, especially residents along the coastline of Barangay Sto. Niño Sur in Arevalo district, to avoid swimming in the area following an ...
  • US gov't awards grants to reduce plastic pollution in PHL oceans 

    (DailyGuardian, July 12, 2019, on page 12)
    The U.S. government awarded two grants totaling Php20 million to local organizations for projects to reduce plastic pollution Philippine oceans. The grants will promote and expand community-based recycling programs, improve ...
  • Recto Bank the only replacement to Malampaya 

    Mana-ay, Edgar (DailyGuardian, July 1, 2019, on page 5)
    Recto Bank (formerly known as Reed Bank) is a large table mount (a flat-topped mountain range under the sea sometimes also called seamounts or guyots) in the South China Sea covering an area of 8,866 square kilometers (sq. ...
  • NegOcc farmers, fisherfolk lose P124-M due to dry spell, pests 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (DailyGuardian, June 3, 2019, on page 5)
    Farmers and fisherfolk in Negros Occidental have suffered PHP124.264 million in production losses due to the dry spell, pests, and plant diseases in the first five months of this year. A progress report of the Office of ...
  • Guimaras' fish yield continues to decline 

    (DailyGuardian, May 9, 2019, on page 7)
    Guimaras' fish production continued to decrease in the third quarter of the years 2016-2018 mainly due to diminishing catch in municipal fishing with 88.89 percent of the province's top fish species posting lower yield in ...
  • 2 tons of waste fished from Calahunan Creek 

    PIO (DailyGuardian, May 5, 2019, on page 2)
    The Iloilo City General Services Office (GSO) collected more or less two tons of waste from Calahunan Creek in Mandurriao district during a cleanup drive on May 17, 2019. The activity was part of the Department of Environment ...
  • Boracay residents rescue turtle with speargun arrow in body 

    GMA News (DailyGuardian, June 24, 2019, on page 3)
    Boracay Island residents have rescued a young green sea turtle with a speargun arrow sticking out from above its left hind leg. Residents suspect that the arrow has pierced deep into the turtle's body, possibly cutting ...
  • DENR-6 strengthens enforcement of Wildlife Act 

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region VI (DailyGuardian, July 29, 2019, on page 11-13)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Western Visayas recently hosted the “9th Training of Trainers (ToT9) on the Application of the Wildlife Law Enforcement Manual of Operations” among national ...
  • Anti-illegal fishing efforts 'underappreciated' 

    Santiagudo, Emme Rose (DailyGuardian, August 2, 2019, on page 2-14)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-6 and Oceana Philippines on Thursday led a simulation exercise in Iloilo City to highlight the critical role of law enforcers in curbing illegal fishing activities in ...
  • Loggerhead sea turtle trapped in fishing net 

    Masculino, Glazyl Y. (DailyGuardian, August 1, 2019, on page 3)
    Two fishermen discovered a loggerhead sea turtle trapped in their fishing net at the waters of Barangay Tabao Proper in Valladolid, Negros Occidental early Wednesday. Police Captain Joseth Catonina, town police chief, said ...
  • Dried fish market boost through S&T 

    Gabiota, J. R. A. (DailyGuardian, July 26, 2019, on page 7-8)
    Anabelle Caro almost gave up her business due to high product returns caused by rapid product deterioration and short shelf life until science and technology came to intervene in the business. In 2000, the company was ...
  • BFAR calls for help in seastar outbreak 

    Santiagudo, Emme Rose (DailyGuardian, July 22, 2019, on page 1-14)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the region called on professional scuba divers to respond to the outbreak of coral-eating seastars in Culasi, Antique. BFAR Regional Director Remia Aparri sought the ...
  • The importance of aquaculture 

    Pineda, Leonard T. I (DailyGuardian, May 29, 2019, on page 7-8)
    As an archipelago, the Philippines is considered to have one of the highest per capita fish consumption in the world. Fish has always been an integral part of the traditional diet for Filipinos, as cited in a study by Dr. ...
  • Downtrend in capture fisheries makes aquaculture lucrative 

    (DailyGuardian, May 4, 2019, on page 7)
    Aquaculture production is increasing and in fact started to surpass capture fisheries in 2014. The relatively static capture fishery means future increase in world fish supply will be heavily dependent on aquaculture. The ...
  • DENR-6 launches 'R.I.V.E.R.S. For Life' Award 

    Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Region VI (DailyGuardian, April 24, 2019, on page 13)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-6 announced the launching of the program, Recognizing Individuals/Institutions towards Vibrant and Enhanced Rivers (R.I.V.E.R.S.) for Life Award. Danilo Lorilla, ...
  • Reclaiming Bacolod's shoreline-2 

    Sa-onoy, Modesto P. (DailyGuardian, April 24, 2019, on page 4-5)
    There is no question that reclaiming the shorelines to increase the land area of a community is beneficial. In fact, almost every country in the world had done some form of reclamation or another. But not all shorelines ...
  • New algae tech seen to cut hatchery operations cost 

    Ledesma, R. H. (DailyGuardian, September 6, 2019, on page 7-12)
    An award-winning technology for algae harvesting is now available in the Philippines, boosting efforts to reduce the cost of producing fish fry in hatcheries through the use of algal paste. An Evodos dynamic settler unit, ...
  • 'War over Scarborough not worth it for the US' 

    ABS-CBN News (DailyGuardian, April 23, 2019, on page 12)
    The United States knew that a war “about something so small” like the Scarborough Shoal in the disputed South China Sea was “not worth it”, President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday, as he again conceded that the Philippines ...
  • Boracay: A model of Clean Water 

    Milla, Francisco E. Jr. (DailyGuardian, April 22, 2019, on page 17)
    It is an amazing story worthy to be told again and again. Boracay is one of the world's most beautiful islands, until it was rocked with the controversy of being tagged a "cesspool" by no less than the country's president. ...
  • BFAR to develop 300 fish cages in every region 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (DailyGuardian, May 11, 2019, on page 8)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), which is under the Department of Agriculture (DA), will establish 300 fish cages in every region of the country to boost fish production and attain food sustainability. ...

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