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  • Live coral cover in parts of Manila Bay gives hope for restoration 

    (BusinessWorld, April 30, 2019, on page S1/10)
    Live coral cover found within the waters of Manila Bay buoyed hopes that the heavily polluted waters could still be restored to its pristine condition, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced ...
  • Palace asserts no need for China consent in marine protected areas declaration in West Philippine Sea 

    Balinbin, Arjay L. (BusinessWorld, April 30, 2019, on page S1/10)
    The Philippine government will not need China’s consent for its plan to declare some parts of the West Philippine Sea as marine protected areas, Malacañang said on Monday. “Di ba, he already said that?” Mr. Panelo said in ...
  • The fox investigates the raid on the chicken coop 

    Macabenta, Greg B. (BusinessWorld, June 25, 2019, on page S1/7)
    We’ve probably all heard the tale of the fox who raided the chicken coop and had to be hunted down by the farmer. But have you heard about the farmer agreeing to let the fox investigate the incident in order to determine ...
  • VP Leni visits sea mishap victime in Iloilo, Guimaras 

    Tayona, Glenda (BusinessWorld, August 13, 2019, on page 2-13)
    Vice President Leni Robredo visited yesterday the wakes here and in Guimaras of some casualties of the Aug. 3 Iloilo Strait mishap. In this city, she commiserated with the bereaved Java, Salanatin and Alejado families in ...
  • New BarotacViejo irrigation facility to be developed for tourism, aquaculture 

    Santiagudo, Emme Rose (BusinessWorld, April 23, 2019, on page S1/10)
    The newly-opened million Barotac Viejo Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (SRIP) will be further developed for aquaculture and farm-tourism. “Ten percent of the 50 square kilometers of the water reservoir will be allocated ...
  • Tribes and tuna 

    (BusinessWorld, August 30, 2013, on page S3/11)
    It is said that there is a fiesta being celebrated somewhere around the country every day. For the next couple of weekends, one can celebrate the contributions of tuna to a city's development and the unique culture of what ...
  • Agriculture damaged in Western Visayas estimated at P265M 

    Santiagudo, Emme Rose (BusinessWorld, January 6, 2020, on page S2/7)
    Damage to the agriculture sector of Western Visayas due to typhoon Ursula (international name: Phanfone) has exceeded P265 million as of Jan. 3 with more than half accounted for by rice crops and facilities, according to ...
  • 3 farm-to-market roads completed in Lake Sebu 

    (BusinessWorld, February 12, 2020, on page S1/10)
    Three farm-to-market roads and two bridges have been completed in the town of Lake Sebu, which is seen to primarily benefit farmers in the village of Ned. “With these projects, transport of goods and other farm products ...
  • Worst drought in 40 years has turned Bangkok tap water salty 

    Bloomberg (BusinessWorld, January 9, 2020, on page S2/5)
    Some residents of Bangkok can literally taste the risk of a potentially damaging drought in Thailand. Tap water has turned saltier in parts of the city, a development blamed on the Chao Phraya river becoming too low to ...
  • Farm output fails to hit gov't target 

    VMPG (BusinessWorld, January 23, 2020, on page S1/1-S1/5)
    Philippine agriculture output grew less than a percent in 2019, failing to meet the government’s target as the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak dragged the livestock sector. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) ...
  • Taal Volcano agricultural damage exceeds P3 billion, led by fisheries 

    Galang, Vincent Mariel P. (BusinessWorld, January 20, 2020, on page S1/2)
    Crop damage due to Taal’s eruption was estimated at P3.17 billion a week after the volcano started emitting ash, with the fisheries sector accounting for more than half of the total, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. ...
  • More than P500M worth of crops and livestock damaged by Taal eruption 

    Galang, Vincent Mariel P.; Laforga, Beatrice M. (BusinessWorld, January 15, 2020, on page S1/1-S1/2)
    Taal volcano's eruption has damaged more than P500 million worth of crops and livestock, the Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. Agriculture damage in the Calabarzon Region — made up of the provinces of Cavite, ...
  • US official says successful fishery talks crucial for WTO 

    Reuters (BusinessWorld, February 10, 2020, on page S2/6)
    The United States said on Thursday it was pushing hard for the World Trade Organization to reach agreement on cutting fishing subsidies in coming months and viewed those talks as a test of whether the global body can still ...
  • Bureau lifts sardine fishing ban in southwestern seas 

    Wee, Darwin T. (BusinessWorld, March 1, 2013, on page S1/2)
    The Bureau of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has lifted on Thursday the three-month fishing ban on sardines and related species in the southwestern part of the country. However, operators of commercial fishing ...
  • Underrated crisis in agriculture and fisheries 

    Abesamis, Teresa S. (BusinessWorld, April 24, 2019, on page S1/6)
    Year after year — in fact, government after government — we get piecemeal revelations about our dismal food production. Agriculture and fisheries consistently contribute a measly part of our gross domestic product. And ...
  • Carpio says allowing Chinese fishermen in EEZ unconstitutional 

    Villegas, Vann Marlo M. (BusinessWorld, June 27, 2019, on page S1/12)
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio said allowing Chinese fishermen to trawl in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is unconstitutional. In a statement issued late Tuesday, Mr. Carpio said the ...
  • Your fish is your future 

    Kim, Sung Y. (BusinessWorld, June 3, 2019, on page S1/8)
    Lying within the global center of marine biodiversity, the Philippines is one of the world’s top fish-producing countries, and millions of Filipinos derive their livelihood from fishing. However, these rich and precious ...
  • MAP urges holistic Laguna Lake rehabilitation for water security and eco-tourism 

    Yap, Eduardo H. (BusinessWorld, May 28, 2019, on page S1/6)
    Laguna Lake is the largest freshwater lake in our country and among the largest in Southeast Asia. It is an ideal, logical, inexhaustible, and proximately-located source of fresh water for Metro Manila. It is well endowed ...
  • Invasive 

    (BusinessWorld, June 27, 2019, on page S1/12)
    As part of the observance of Environment Month 2019, a Janitor Fish Extraction Contest was held at the Marapong Creek in Pili, Camarines Sur. The creek is one of the main tributaries of the river system in Bicol, a region ...
  • Fisheries sector hoping to match or top Q1 growth rate in 2019 

    Galang, Vincent Mariel P. (BusinessWorld, June 27, 2019, on page S1/5)
    The fisheries regulator said he hopes to match or top the sector’s first quarter growth rate of 0.97% over the course of 2019. “We would rather (keep pace) or improve… Positive at the end of 2018, and then another positive ...

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