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  • SMC to start seafood processing program for Bulacan residents 

    Simeon, Louise Maureen (The Philippine Star, February 5, 2021, on page B11)
    Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. will start a seafood processing program for former residents of Barangay Taliptip, where the P734-billion international airport will soon rise. SMC said the program is aimed at ...
  • River Drive completion to ease flooding in Las Piñas 

    (The Philippine Star, November 21, 2020, on page 8)
    The completion of the Las Piñas Zapote River Drive project would prevent flooding and solve the traffic problem in Las Piñas City, Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday. Twenty-four kilometers have been completed since 2012 ...
  • Fisheries production improves in Q3 

    Simeon, Louise Maureen (The Philippine Star, November 29, 2020, on page B2)
    Fisheries production in the country has improved by three percent in the third quarter amid better output in the commercial and municipal sectors. Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed fisheries ...
  • Tuna goes for $200,000 at Tokyo market's New Year auction 

    Reuters (The Philippine Star, January 6, 2021, on page 13)
    A bluefin tuna sold for 20.8 million yen ($202,197) in the first auction of the new year at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market on Tuesday when it reopened after the holiday break. This was sharply down from the 193 million yen the ...
  • Task force: Boracay rehab on track 

    Simeon, Louise Maureen (The Philippine Star, January 1, 2021, on page 12)
    The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) has given assurance that it is on track to meet its target for the full rehabilitation of Boracay by May 2021. In its yearend report, the BIATF said the number of structures found ...
  • House bill sets Phl's archipelagic sea lanes 

    Punay, Edu (The Philippine Star, January 9, 2021, on page 5)
    As the territorial dispute with China over areas in the West Philippine Sea remains unresolved, a measure setting limits on the entry and passage of foreign vessels and aircraft in the country’s territorial seas has been ...
  • Law lets China gunboats fire at ships in SCS 

    Bondoc, Jarius (The Philippine Star, November 11, 2020, on page 7)
    A new law is to permit China’s coast guards to fire at vessels within its “jurisdictional waters”. This steps up Beijing’s aggression in the South China Sea. The law bolsters China’s bullying. “Jurisdictional waters” ...
  • Fisheries production dips slightly last year 

    Simeon, Louise Maureen (The Philippine Star, January 29, 2021, on page B5)
    Fisheries production in the country slightly went down last year amid declines in the municipal and aquaculture sectors. Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that total volume of fisheries production ...
  • Baby dolphin's name known today 

    Sison, Bebot Jr.; Cervantes, Ding (The Philippine Star, October 4, 2014, on page 8)
    The public will play a part in naming the new baby dolphin just born at Ocean Adventure Marine Park. "Hali, a first time dolphin mother, gave birth to a female calf on Aug. 31, 2014 at the Ocean Adventure facility in Subic ...
  • Navy, fisherfolk warned vs 'violent' Chinese coast guard law 

    Romero, Paolo (The Philippine Star, February 1, 2021, on page 1-4)
    Government, commercial and exploration vessels as well as small fishermen have been warned to be on alert as Beijing’s new law authorizing its coast guard to fire on any foreign ship and demolish structures in the South ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 02, Series of 2021, 28 January 2021 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (The Philippine Star, January 31, 2021, on page B2)
    Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Honda and Puerto Princesa Bays in Puerto Princesa City, and Coastal ...
  • Aquaculture in dams, protected areas pushed 

    Simeon, Louise Maureen (The Philippine Star, January 26, 2021, on page B6)
    Allowing aquaculture to flourish in dams and certain protected areas is expected to boost food security and stabilize prices amid rising prices of pork and chicken. In a virtual briefing, agricultural advocacy group Tugon ...
  • San Juan River rehabilitation underway 

    Servallos, Neil Jayson (The Philippine Star, January 29, 2021, on page 7)
    The San Juan government has partnered with government agencies and the private sector to clean up San Juan River and its tributaries, according to Mayor Francis Zamora. During the launch of the “Adopt an Estero” rehabilitation ...
  • In Phl, it's ozone kits and fiberglass boats 

    Valenzuela, Rhodina; Ronda, Rainier Allan (The Philippine Star, October 2, 2014, on page B-7)
    For a country that has felt the brunt of extreme weather, local agencies have stepped up to institute climate mitigation measures. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources recently distributed ozone awareness ...
  • Benham Rise 2: Plans A to H 

    Dizon, Romeo M. (The Philippine Star, October 2, 2014, on page B7)
    We identified the most experienced divers among us who would dive to the site first; we assigned who would lay out the fifty-meter long transect line along which all the fish and coral surveys would be done; and we delegated ...
  • Another Subic park dolphin pregnant 

    Sison, Bebot Jr.; Sapnu, Ric (The Philippine Star, October 10, 2014, on page A-28)
    Another dolphin will be born next year at the Ocean Adventure Marine Park (OAMP) here, park administrators announced yesterday. “This is a result of the nurturing environment provided for all animals at the marine theme ...
  • Ex-BFAR exec cleared of graft 

    Marcelo, Elizabeth (The Philippine Star, January 18, 2021, on page 13)
    A former regional director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has been cleared in a criminal case involving the alleged malversation of proceeds from the sale of fuel intended for BFAR’s patrol boats. The ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 01, Series of 2021, 12 January 2021 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (The Philippine Star, January 14, 2021, on page B5)
    Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Honda and Puerto Princesa Bays in Puerto Princesa City, and Coastal ...
  • 2 firms tapped to dredge Cagayan River 

    Martin, Victor (The Philippine Star, December 15, 2020, on page 9)
    The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has accredited two dredging firms to rehabilitate the mineral-rich Cagayan River at no cost to the government. MGB-Cagayan Valley director Mario Ancheta said the Great River North ...
  • Rules (not might) make right in SCS 

    Miller, Christopher (The Philippine Star, December 7, 2020, on page 1-5)
    This week, on my first trip to the Indo-Pacific region as Acting Secretary of Defense, I look forward to reiterating the United States’ commitment to a Free and Open Indo Pacific. Over the last four years, a growing number ...

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