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    • Landbank signs agreement with BFAR 

      (BusinessWorld, March 19, 2010, on page S2/8)
      The Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for the promotion of mariculture parks in the country. This tie-up is congruent ...
    • Dry spell delays stocking of shrimp, prawn fry 

      NLG (BusinessWorld, March 19, 2010, on page S1/2)
      The prolonged dry spell is delaying the stocking of pawn and shrimp fries, but this is not expected to dampen business prospects, an industry leader said during a recent forum here. Stocking may take place in May and the ...
    • Storms to starfish: Great Barrier Reefs faces rapid coral loss 

      Fogarty, David (BusinessWorld, October 5, 2012, on page S3/9)
      The world's largest coral reef - under threat from Australia's surging coal and gas shipments, climate change and a destructive starfish - is declining faster than ever and coral cover could fall to just 5% in the next ...
    • Agri output seen hitting target 

      Roc, Bettine Faye V. (BusinessWorld, October 5, 2012, on page S1/2)
      Agricultural output this year may still hit the government's 4-5% target due to a possibly bumper corn harvest and a slight recovery in the fisheries sector, A Cabinet officials said. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala ...
    • Northern Samar farmers, fishermen get insurance 

      Meniano, Sarwell Q. (BusinessWorld, October 8, 2012, on page S1/4)
      Officials of the Northern Samar provincial government and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp (PCIC) have signed an agreement providing insurance to 5,000 farmers and fishermen. Northern Samar Governor Raul R. Daza said the ...
    • Mangroves, mini-forest planned at Iloilo coal plant 

      Angelo, Francis Allan L. (BusinessWorld, March 19, 2010, on page S3/8)
      An independent power producer here will establish a mangrove farm and mini-forest around its 164-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant to promote not just environmental protection but tourism as well. The move to create a ...
    • Catch of the day 

      (BusinessWorld, March 26, 2010, on page S1/6)
      Workers arrange freshly caught yellowfin tuna at a fish port in General Santos city in southern Philippines Mar. 25. The local tuna industry in General Santos City which earned the country over $200 million in annual revenue ...
    • Climate change puts Australian reef on 'knife edge' 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, March 26, 2010, on page S3/8)
      The world's southernmost coral reef is on a "knife-edge" after warmer seas blamed on climate change bleached large parts of it for the first time, an Australian scientist warned on Wednesday. Peter Harrison, who has been ...
    • Around 88% of farmlands nationwide irrigated; water supply sufficient 

      Buco, Benjamin V. Jr. (BusinessWorld, March 26, 2010, on page S1/6)
      Around 88% of farmlands across the country scheduled for irrigation during this year's dry cropping season have already been watered, and the coverage is expected to improve as farming activities continue despite the El ...
    • Bangus production expected to recover this year 

      Buco, B.V. Jr. (BusinessWorld, March 23, 2010, on page S1/6)
      Despite the threat posed by the raging dry spell caused by El Niño, bangus -- or milkfish -- output for this year is expected to grow by 4.6%-5.4%, a reversal from the 0.93% decline reported last year, officials of the ...
    • BFAR plans more floating fish cages in mariculture parks 

      Meniano, Sarwell Q. (BusinessWorld, September 23, 2010, on page S1/6)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will expand marine agriculture (mariculture) zones in Eastern Visayas by setting up floating fish cages in Leyte’s open seas. The Fisheries bureau will also redevelop ...
    • Dracula fish, lipstick gecko among new Mekong finds 

      (BusinessWorld, October 8, 2010, on page S3/9)
      A fish with curving vampire fangs, a gecko that looks as if it’s wearing lipstick and a carnivorous plant more than seven metres (23 feet) high may sound like creatures from a nightmare but they are real. They are just ...
    • US to decide whether genetically altered salmon is safe to consume 

      Reuters (BusinessWorld, September 2, 2010, on page S1/3)
      US health officials are set to rule on whether a faster-growing, genetically engineered fish is safe to eat in a decision that could deliver the first altered animal food to consumers’ dinner plates. The fish, made by Aqua ...
    • River crisis' worsens threat of water scarcity 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, October 1, 2010, on page S3/8)
      The vast majority of the world's rivers are reeling from pollution, over-development and excessive extraction, and billions of dollars of investment by rich countries to avert water stress have damaged biodiversity, a study ...
    • Fisheries department pushed 

      Sarmiento, Romer S. (BusinessWorld, September 30, 2010, on page S1/6)
      Tuna industry leaders in the South Cotabato-Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat-Sarangani-General Santos City (Socsksargen) region have urged the current 15th Congress to craft a law elevating to department status the Bureau of Fisheries ...
    • Bicol gets P76-M fishery, farm project 

      (BusinessWorld, September 28, 2010, on page S1/3)
      Bicol Region has received P76 million worth of fishery infrastructure and farm projects, the Agriculture department said in a statement yesterday. Agriculture secretary Proceso J. Alcala inaugurated four fishery facilities ...
    • Measures lined up to save dying Iloilo River 

      Angelo, Francis Allan L. (BusinessWorld, September 24, 2010, on page S1/1)
      An estimate one million cubic meters of wastewater is dumped in the Iloilo River daily, environment officials said this week. Noel Z. Hechanova, Iloilo City environment and natural resources office (CENRO) chief, said 200 ...
    • Fishers appeal tuna ban 

      Sarmiento, A. S. (BusinessWorld, February 16, 2010, on page S1/6)
      The tuna fishers' federation here has appealed to an international body to exempt small-and medium-sized purse seine vessels from the fishing ban in portions of the Pacific Ocean, noting that the number of workers displaced ...
    • Threats to Philippine coastal ecosystem cited 

      (BusinessWorld, February 23, 2010, on page S1/4)
      Better management of marine and coastal resources requires better supervision of related economic activities, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a report published last Friday. A statement on the report ...
    • Task force formed to assist local tuna industry workers 

      (BusinessWorld, February 23, 2010, on page S2/5)
      The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has created Task Force GENSAN to facilitate the timely delivery of services and interventions for workers in the local tuna industry which was affected by a two-year ban against ...