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  • Pangasinan now red tide-free 

    Iñigo, Liezle Basa (Manila Bulletin, August 2, 2013, on page 9)
    The entire province of Pangasinan is now red tide-free after waters off its eastern coast have been cleared of a high concentration of algae by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). Laboratory analyses of ...
  • Shellfish ban in eight bodies of water 

    Meniano, Sarwell Q. (BusinessWorld, August 6, 2013, on page S1/11)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has banned shellfish gathering in eight bodies of water where red tide toxins exceed beyond the regulatory limit. BFAR Director Asis G. Perez said in a conference here ...
  • Fisherfolk aid ready - palace 

    (BusinessWorld, August 12, 2013, on page S1/12)
    Fisherfolks affected by the oil spill in Cavite late last week will be assisted by the government. BFAR (Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources) said they are already preparing fishing gears, fingerlings and other ...
  • BFAR to finish fisherfolk database 

    Meniano, Sarwell Q. (BusinessWorld, August 15, 2013, on page S1/2)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) aims to complete this year a nationwide database for subsidy beneficiaries in the fisheries sector. BFAR Director Asis G. Perez said the database will be the basis for ...
  • Still no fishing in high seas pocket 

    Gillermo, J. D. (BusinessWorld, August 16, 2013, on page S1/6)
    Due to the closure on fish aggregating devices (FADs), there are still no Philippine fishing vessels in a tuna-rich pocket of the Pacific Ocean, an Agriculture official said yesterday. “There are still no fishing vessels ...
  • Commercial fishing companies seek access to municipal waters 

    Francisco, Mark D. (BusinessWorld, November 10, 2016, on page S1/5)
    Commercial fishing firms in Misamis Oriental are set to sign a collective petition addressed to Congress calling for another amendment of the country’s Fisheries Code. The Commercial Fishing Association of Misamis Oriental ...
  • SunScreen ingredient is toxic to coral, killing off reefs 

    Reuters (BusinessWorld, October 23, 2015, on page S2/4)
    A common ingredient found in sunscreen is toxic to coral and contributing to the decline of reefs around the world, according to new research published on Tuesday. Oxybenzone, a UV-filtering chemical compound found in 3,500 ...
  • Philippine fisheries dying 

    Dy, Rolando (BusinessWorld, June 19, 2018, on page S1/6)
    Philippine fishery production declined between 2010 and 2017. As a result, since 2010, the contribution of a fishery to agriculture growth has been negative. Caught fish retail prices increased faster in Metro Manila: ...
  • Joint exploration with China in the West Philippine Sea 

    Masigan, Andrew J. (BusinessWorld, June 18, 2018, on page S1/7)
    Shock waves rippled through the land when the President said that “China should turn the Philippines into a Chinese province.” These words were uttered before the Chinese Filipino Business Club. To many, it was as if our ...
  • PHL’s top diplomat: ‘More gains’ with China under Duterte 

    Aguinaldo, Camille A.; Tadalan, Charmaine A.; Balinbin, Arjay L. (BusinessWorld, June 11, 2018, on page S1/12)
    Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano on Sunday said the Philippines under the Duterte administration has more gains with China because of its “prudent and patient diplomatic approach” compared with the previous ...
  • Boracay Water's waste-to-energy project gets 'first proponent status' 

    Mogato, Anna Gabriela (BusinessWorld, June 25, 2018, on page S1/2)
    Boracay Island Water Co., Inc. (Boracay Water) on Friday said its proposal for the establishment of a waste-to-energy plant has received "first proponent status" from the local government unit. Manila Water Total Solutions ...
  • US, Philippines firm up Tubbataha arrangement 

    RJND; NMG (BusinessWorld, February 6, 2013, on page S1/11)
    The United States has formally offered to compensate for damage arising from the grounding of a US Navy ship in Tubbahata reef as salvage operations go on the full swing. "In a meeting at the DFA (Department of Foreign ...
  • Fishing firm formed 

    (BusinessWorld, February 1, 2013, on page S1/7)
    Alliance Select Foods International, Inc. and CHL Construction & Development Enterprises, Inc. to form a fishing company to boost Alliance Select's tuna supply, the company said in a disclosure yesterday. " We are pleased ...
  • Aquaculture recovery depends on managing bacteria antibiotic resistance 

    S&T Media Service (BusinessWorld, February 12, 2001, on page S1/1)
    The two common pathogens in marine and freshwater environments known to scientists as Vibrio spp. and Aeromonas spp. are resistant to antibiotics widely used in aquaculture feeds. This was shown in a survey using bacterial ...
  • BFAR wraps up 'high-tech' fisheries caravan in 10 regions 

    (BusinessWorld, May 10, 2001, on page S1/1)
    The Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) has just concluded its fisheries technology caravan, covering 10 regions and serving tens of thousands of small fishermen, pond operators ...
  • True state of Philippine coral reefs 

    Alcala, Angel C. (Malaya Business Insight, August 22, 2013, on page B5)
    I attended the two -day Forum on the Coral Triangle Initiative on 14-15 August 2013 on invitation form the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) of the Department of Environment and Natural resources. In this forum, ...
  • Sharks, manta rays win global trade protection 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, March 16, 2013, on page S3/9)
    Several shark species and the manta ray won international trade protection on Monday in a move hailed by conservationists as a breakthrough in efforts to save them from being wiped out by over fishing. The deal at a major ...
  • Cayetano: PHL, China 'co-control' Scarborough 

    Balinbin, Arjay (BusinessWorld, June 20, 2018, on page S1/12)
    Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano on Monday said the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China “co-control” the disputed West Philippine Sea, particularly the waters surrounding Scarborough Shoal, adding ...
  • China warned Philippine planes to leave disputed areas, official says 

    Villaruel, Jauhn Etienne (BusinessWorld, May 8, 2015, on page S1/11)
    China has warned Philippine air force and navy planes at least six times to leave areas around the disputed South China Sea, the Philippine military commander responsible for the region told a Senate hearing on Thursday. ...
  • US Marines unifies amphibious forces in Asia 

    Reuters (BusinessWorld, May 15, 2015, on page S1/11)
    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is bringing together foreign commanders from amphibious forces deployed mostly in the Asia-Pacific for a conference aimed at taking initial steps to integrate their operations, with China excluded ...

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