By Carla Gomez
The recent floods that hit 15 towns and cities in Negros Occidental damaged P85.4 million worth of crops, fisheries and irrigation projects, according to the Provincial Agriculturist Office.
By Julliane Love De Jesus
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said Thursday that the fishing industry in Zamboanga City was not paralyzed by clashes between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels and government forces.
By Tonette Orejas
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has revived the establishment of municipal registries for fishermen, which many local governments failed to put up in the last 15 years as prescribed by a 1998 law.
By Gabriel Cardinoza
Acting Mayor Belen Fernandez has given illegal fish pen operators here until Aug. 31 to dismantle their structures from the city’s rivers or the city government will demolish them.
More artificial reefs, or payaw, are being set up along the shorelines of three Pangasinan towns facing the West Philippine Sea to help Filipino fishermen who have been displaced by efforts by China to lay claim to Philippine territory using its superior military force, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).