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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 »

Groups warn of ‘revolt’ due to Laguna de Bay flood control project

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Activist groups voiced fear Friday that a P780-million flood control project around Laguna de Bay would displace some 400,000 people in four towns in Laguna province and warned of a revolt if this happened as a result of the “wrecking project in Laguna de Bay.”

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DOH: Shellfish, krill from 3 Mindanao bays unsafe

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The Department of Health on Wednesday issued a shellfish ban in three bays in Mindanao due to red tide toxin.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Fisherman injured as tanker rams fishing boat on Manila Bay

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A fisherman was injured when an oil tanker rammed a wooden-hulled fishing boat off Sangley Point in Cavite City Tuesday morning.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Fish near mine spill site safe, says BFAR

DAGUPAN CITY—Officials of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) assured fishermen operating around San Roque Dam in San Manuel town that the tilapia they grow and harvest from the reservoir are safe for consumption. They made the assurance after a second set of tests confirmed that the fish were free from heavy metal [...]

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Stop overfishing off Masbate, CamSur, Greenpeace urges gov’t

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The inaction of local and national authorities in addressing widespread illegal fishing activities off Burias and Ticao Pass in Masbate and Ragay Gulf in Camarines Sur would endanger the country’s marine resources, according to a worldwide environment conservation group.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Fishermen vs reclamation threaten suit

Birds feed at the Las Piñas-Parañaque Coastal Lagoon in Manila Bay. A reclamation project threatens to destroy the nature reserve and bird sanctuary. AFP FILE PHOTO

Fisherfolk groups on Monday threatened to file criminal and administrative charges against Environment Secretary Ramon Paje if he continued to ignore their demands to stop land reclamation projects in Manila Bay and other areas.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH gov’t, USAID act to rehabilitate key fishing grounds

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The government hopes to replenish fish populations in key marine biodiversity areas around the country through a program called “Ecofish,” a joint project with the United States Agency for International Development.

Posted: October 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Senate told of rampant dynamite fishing in PH

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Sen. Francis Pangilinan: Mandatory confinement for children aged 12 to 15 years who commit heinous crimes and are repeat offenders. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Around 10,000 incidents of dynamite fishing occur daily around the country.

Posted: October 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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