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  • The ghost of the 2012 Scarborough Shoal stand-off 

    De Castro, Renato (BusinessWorld, April 14, 2021, on page S1/6)
    Once again, the enigmatic and massive presence of Chinese fishing vessels that are believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia are in the Philippine Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ), particularly in the Julian Felipe ...
  • Red tide warning up in three more Western Samar bays 

    Ochave, Revin Mikhael D. (BusinessWorld, May 14, 2021, on page S1/12)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned consumers from eating shellfish harvested in three bays in Western Samar after these areas tested positive for paralytic shellfish poison or red tide. BFAR said ...
  • Filipino fisherman dismayed over Duterte's failed jetski promise 

    Atienza, Kyle Aristophere T. (BusinessWorld, May 13, 2021, on page S1/12)
    The Filipino fisherman who asked presidential candidates during a 2016 forum about their stance on the South China Sea dispute has expressed dismay over President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s statement that his promise to ride a ...
  • Philippines to again protest Chinese ships at sea 

    Atienza, Kyle Aristophere T.; Villegas, Vann Mario M. (BusinessWorld, May 14, 2021, on page S1/12)
    The Philippines' top envoy on Thursday ordered his agency to file another diplomatic protest against China for the continued presence of almost 300 ships in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. “Fire a diplomatic ...
  • Duterte issues gag order on his Cabinet over sea dispute 

    Atienza, Kyle Aristophere T. (BusinessWorld, May 19, 2021, on page S1/10)
    Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday night barred his Cabinet from talking in public about the country’s sea dispute with China, which some of his ministers had rebuked for its actions in the disputed waterway. ...
  • Marikina River dredging to start Feb. 17 — DENR 

    Yang, Angelica Y. (BusinessWorld, February 15, 2021, on page S1/8)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced over the weekend that the Task Force Build Back Better (TF BBB) will begin dredging the Marikina River on Feb. 17. In a statement Saturday, the DENR said ...
  • 2 Palawan bays now free from red tide 

    Ochave, Revin Mikhael D. (BusinessWorld, February 11, 2021, on page S1/10)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said the bays of Honda and Puerto Princesa in Palawan are now free from red tide contamination. In its third shellfish bulletin for the year, BFAR said shellfish harvested ...
  • Chinese vessels still in Spratlys, says task force 

    Aquino, Norman P. (BusinessWorld, May 13, 2021, on page S1/12)
    Hundreds of Chinese militia vessels were still scattered around the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, both within and outside Manila’s exclusive economic zone, according to a Philippine task force. In a statement, ...
  • China's latest weapon against Taiwan: the sand dredger 

    Reuters (BusinessWorld, February 8, 2021, on page S1/10)
    On board the Taiwan Coast Guard Ship PP-10062, East China Sea — Taiwanese coast guard commander Lin Chie-ming is on the frontline of a new type of warfare that China is waging against Taiwan. China’s weapon? Sand. On a ...
  • Philippines expresses concern about China ships moored at reef 

    Atienza, Kyle Aristophere T. (BusinessWorld, March 22, 2021, on page S1/10)
    The Philippine government said it was concerned that more than 200 Chinese militia vessels had been moored at a Philippine-claimed reef in the South China Sea. The Chinese vessels massed at Whitsun Reef showed no actual ...
  • Dampened exports, tourism, fisheries weigh on Region XII 

    RSS (BusinessWorld, July 5, 2010, on page S1/8)
    Reduced export income. Fish production and tourist arrivals weighed on Central Mindanao last year, the regional official here of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. NEDA regional director Teresita ...
  • Tar balls seen on Texas coast as cost of US oil spill balloons 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, July 7, 2010, on page S1/9)
    Tar balls from the Gulf of Mexico spill have turned up on the Texas coast, expanding the oil slick's impact to all five Gulf states, officials said late Monday, as BP's disaster costs soared above three billion dollars. ...
  • Iloilo fish port complex rehab secures P1-B loan 

    FALA (BusinessWorld, June 14, 2010, on page S1/3)
    The Japan International Cooperation Agency has approved a P1-billion soft loan for the rehabilitation of the Iloilo Fish Port Complex in Iloilo City, a port official told local journalists over the weekend. Elmer B. ...
  • Germany aids drive vs illegal fishing 

    SQM (BusinessWorld, June 14, 2010, on page S1/3)
    German technical cooperation agency GTZ is focusing on coastal resource management projects in Leyte Gulf to help eradicate illegal fishing.
  • Dolphins swim through slick as oiled birds preen on shore 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, June 14, 2010, on page S1/9)
    Its brown feathers sticky with oil, the pelican tries to preen in the hot sun as men in white plastic suits lay absorbent pads on the rocky shore of Queen Bess Island off the coast of Louisiana. Two wildlife rescue workers ...
  • Fisheries bureau planning to establish mariculture park in Sultan Kudarat 

    RSS (BusinessWorld, June 14, 2010, on page S1/7)
    Plans to set up a mariculture park in Central Mindanao have gained ground for the propagation and production of high-value fish stocks, a regional fisheries official here said. Sani D. Macabalang, regional director of the ...
  • GenSan eyes 'Tuna Capital of Asia' title 

    Sarmiento, Romer S. (BusinessWorld, July 15, 2010, on page S1/6)
    The newly elected mayor of this city hopes to make this city become known as the "Tuna Capital of Asia," a step up from its current moniker of "Tuna Capital of the Philippines." Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio, an opposition ...
  • Tuna fishermen get breather 

    Sarmiento, Romer S. (BusinessWorld, July 9, 2010, on page S1/2)
    With the three-month fish aggregating device ban now in effect, the government has offered an alternative measure that would allow Filipino fishers to catch tuna in the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), a tuna ...
  • Study fins oil spills boost levels of arsenic in the ocean 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, July 9, 2010, on page S3/8)
    Oil spills can boost levels of arsenic in seawater by suppressing a natural filter mechanism on the sea bed, according to a study published on Friday in a specialist journal. The research was conducted in a laboratory ...
  • Red tide warning up in Bislig Bay 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, May 3, 2021, on page S1/12)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned consumers from eating shellfish harvested from Bislig Bay, Surigao del Sur after the area tested positive for paralytic shellfish poison or red tide contamination. ...

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