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  • Tax haul from more inshore fishing seen at P24B 

    Galang, Vincent Mariel P. (BusinessWorld, June 25, 2019, on page S1/4)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said fishermen should make more use of inshore, municipal waters to boost the government’s ability to tax and modernize the industry. BFAR National Director Eduardo B. ...
  • G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste problem 

    Reuters (BusinessWorld, June 18, 2019, on page S2/6)
    Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste on a global scale, the Japanese government said after hosting the two-day ...
  • Oral argument for writ of kalikasan 

    (BusinessWorld, June 19, 2019, on page S1/10)
    The Supreme Court has moved the oral argument for the April 16 petition for writ of kalikasan filed by fisherfolk in Palawan and Zambales and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) seeking to enjoin the government to ...
  • China invades the Philippines — a bad dream come true 

    Macabenta, Greg B. (BusinessWorld, June 19, 2019, on page S1/6-S1/7)
    The sinking of a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea by a Chinese vessel has created a sticky public relations situation for the government of President Rodrigo Duterte. The usual extremists have added fuel ...
  • Cabinet clusters to tackle Filipino boat's sinking 

    Balinbin, Arjay L.; Ferreras, Angelo C. (BusinessWorld, June 17, 2019, on page S1/11)
    Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles on Sunday said there will be a joint cluster meeting on Monday to tackle the reported sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese vessel. The incident occurred on June 9 near ...
  • Military says West PHL Sea collision 'accidental' 

    Ferreras, Vince Angelo C.; Balinbin, Arjay L.; Cortez, Gillian M. (BusinessWorld, June 14, 2019, on page S1/12)
    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command said the collision last Sunday between a Filipino boat and a Chinese vessel at Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea was “accidental.” “Initial reports reaching ...
  • The fallacy of good intentions: The Philippine Independent Foreign Policy 

    Oreta, Jennifer Santiago (BusinessWorld, July 9, 2019, on page S1/6)
    In light of the latest maritime incident involving the ramming of the boat of Filipino fisherfolk by a Chinese vessel, the administration is being pressured by its domestic constituents to act and show proof that it truly ...
  • The June 9 Reed Bank Incident: Chinese gray zone operation in action? 

    De Castro, Renato Cruz (BusinessWorld, July 3, 2019, on page S1/8)
    The warm waters of the South China Sea are rich, which make them highly contested fishing grounds. China is the largest littoral state around this body of water, and it has a huge population to feed. It has built several ...
  • Carpio steps back from West Philippine Sea case 

    Villegas, Vann Marlo M.; Balinbin, Arjay L.; Tadalan, Charmaine A. (BusinessWorld, July 3, 2019, on page S1/12)
    Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio has inhibited himself from the petition asking the government to enforce environmental laws to protect and preserve three shoals in the West Philippine Sea. Supreme Court (SC) ...
  • China fishing deal seen as preliminary to more talks 

    Balinbin, Arjay L. (BusinessWorld, July 4, 2019, on page S1/4)
    Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles called a 2016 verbal agreement on fishing rights at Reed Bank between President Rodrigo R. Duterte and China’s Xi Jinping a preliminary step to a more formalized deal, as members ...
  • Ocean conservation effort warrants new gov't department, experts say 

    Galang, Vincent Mariel P. (BusinessWorld, July 4, 2019, on page S1/4)
    A new government department is needed to manage and conserve ocean resources, which is too big a job for the agriculture-focused agencies currently tasked with protecting the country’s seas, experts said. “UPMSI (UP Marine ...
  • Winners named in Objectif Atlantide Underwater Investigation 

    (BusinessWorld, May 24, 2019, on page S2/9)
    Puerto Galera’s unique marine life merited the intensive survey and exploration made by divers from France and Switzerland who participated in the recent 2nd Objectif Atlantide Underwater Investigation. Mounted by the ...
  • 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: ...

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