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Floods inflict P85-M agri, infra damage in Negros Occ.

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SIGN OF LIFE. Coconut palms signal the presence of life amid the chocolate brown floodwaters of Bayawan City farmlands which resulted from three days of non-stop torrential monsoon rains that pounded Negros Island over the weekend.  MICHAEL OCAMPO / CONTRIBUTOR

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.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

BFAR: No shortage of sardines despite Zamboanga conflict

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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.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

BFAR solving 15-year backlog in fishers’ registry

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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.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Dagupan gov’t gives owners of illegal fish pens until Aug. 31 to tear down structures

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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.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

China cordon drives fishers inland

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).

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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