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    • 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 ...
    • BFAR angling for P6.6-B budget, off-books fishers 

      Carillo, Carmencita A.; Conserva, Louine Hope (BusinessWorld, October 29, 2015, on page S1/5)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) seeks a P6.6-billion budget in 2016, the bulk of which would be spent on programs to combat illegal, unreported, and uncontrolled fishing (IUUF), as supported by the ...
    • BFAR director proposes galunggong buffer stock 

      Ignacio, Reicelene Joy N. (BusinessWorld, September 13, 2018, on page S1/2)
      A buffer stock system is needed to ease supply disruptions in the market for round scad, or galunggong, which will require cold storage sufficient for at least six months of reserves, a fisheries official said. Bureau of ...
    • BFAR plans fishing ban in Palawan, Zambales 

      Carillo, Carmencita A. (BusinessWorld, September 7, 2015, on page S1/3)
      A closed fishing season will be implemented in Palawan and Zambales by December this year following a similar program was first undertaken in the Zamboanga Peninsula and the Davao Gulf. Undersecretary Asis G. Perez, national ...
    • BFAR raises red tide warning over parts of Leyte, Samar islands 

      Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, December 4, 2020, on page S1/2)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has raised the red tide warning over parts of Leyte and Samar and discouraged consumption of shellfish harvested from those waters. The advisory covers shellfish from ...
    • 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) ...
    • Commercial fishing in Palawan resumes as closed season lifted 

      Jocson, Luisa Maria Jacinta C. (BusinessWorld, February 3, 2022, on page S1/10)
      The three-month closed fishing season in northeastern Palawan has been lifted starting Feb. 1, paving the way for the resumption of commercial activities in one of the country’s main fishing grounds. The annual November-January ...
    • Duterte tells troops to stake a claim in PHL sea 

      Cigaral, Ian Nicolas P. (BusinessWorld, April 7, 2017, on page S1/11)
      PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has ordered the military to occupy and build facilities on maritime features in the South China Sea that is within the Philippine territory. His remarks also came on the heels of a US think ...
    • Fish tagging program starts 

      (BusinessWorld, January 16, 2008, on page S1/3)
      Up to 2,400 species of small pelagic fishes like galunggong, tunsoy, tawiles,hasa-hasa, and matangbaka in the waters of Palawan and Manila Bay are targeted for tagging and coding under a joint research program that will ...
    • Fisherfolk urge navy to drive away China ships in disputed sea 

      Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, June 25, 2021, on page S1/12)
      A group of fishers on Thursday asked the Philippine government to send its navy to drive away Chinese vessels in the South China Sea within the country’s exclusive economic zone. “It is without a doubt that the vessels ...
    • Fishing season for galunggong reopens in Palawan 

      (BusinessWorld, February 3, 2021, on page S1/10)
      The three-month closed fishing season for roundscad, locally known as galunggong, in northeast Palawan has been lifted, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) announced Tuesday. BFAR said the resumption of ...
    • Galunggong closed season to be enforced in north Palawan 

      Pascual, Nicolo Paolo A. (BusinessWorld, October 19, 2015, on page S1/4)
      The fisheries bureau is seeking to protect the galunggong fishery by declaring a no-harvest season during spawning in northern Palawan, in a bid to raise the long-term numbers of the species, an important food for low-income ...
    • Gov’t to ban galunggong fishing in Palawan 

      (BusinessWorld, April 25, 2013, on page S1/4)
      Fishing of galunggong (round scad) in northern Palawan will be temporarily banned in the meantime that the government carries out a study on the species’ spawning period. In a statement, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic ...
    • Japanese plane flies over disputed islands 

      Reuters (BusinessWorld, June 24, 2015, on page S1/11)
      A Japanese military patrol plane circled over disputed parts of the South China Sea on Tuesday at the start of an exercise with the Philippine military that has irked China. According to Japanese and Philippine officials, ...
    • Malacañang appeals for unity in sea row 

      Balinbin, Arjay L. (BusinessWorld, March 8, 2018, on page S1/10)
      Malacañang on Wednesday appealed to critics of the government’s handling of the country’s maritime dispute with China to “be united on this issue.” “We appeal to the critics, we have to be united on this issue. Please do ...
    • 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 ...
    • Palawan held up as model for fishing in Negros-Cebu strait 

      Mogato, Anna Gabriela A. (BusinessWorld, January 15, 2018, on page S1/5)
      Non-governmental organization Oceana Philippines is pushing for the monitoring of all commercial fishing vessels in the provinces along the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS), covering the body of water between Negros ...
    • PHL, other nations should question China’s coast guard law — Carpio 

      Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, June 16, 2021, on page S1/8)
      The Philippines and other nations should question China’s recent law allowing its maritime forces to fire at foreign vessels in the South China Sea, including those in disputed waters, according to a retired Supreme Court ...
    • Red tide warning lifted 

      Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, December 17, 2020, on page S1/12)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has lifted the red tide warning for Inner Malampaya Sound in Palawan, Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar and San Pedro Bay in Western Samar. Consumers may now eat shellfish ...
    • Red tide warning raised in Dumaquilas Bay 

      Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, October 29, 2020, on page S1/10)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned consumers against eating shellfish harvested from Dumanquilas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur after it tested positive for red tide contamination. All types of ...