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Group notes declining fish harvest in PH

Rocky Sanchez-Tirona, Vice President for Rare Philippines, explains the "Fish Forever," an initiative to protect and conserve marine species, at the Quest Hotel in Cebu City. NESTOR CORRALES

Jojo de Lima used to go out to the shore and gather shrimps, fish, sting rays, and crabs within less than half an hour. But today, he can no longer do that.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

BFAR builds more fish cemeteries

A GIRL offers flowers at the tomb of a whale buried in the fish cemetery of the National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center in Dagupan City. The cemetery holds the remains of 24 species of dolphin, whale and sea turtle. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

It is not only in this city in Pangasinan province where a fish can rest in peace, as fish cemeteries have also been built in the provinces of Palawan and Zamboanga del Norte, an official of the National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center (NIFTDC) said.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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

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


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


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 »