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Vietnam accuses China of beating fishermen

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Vietnam has accused Chinese authorities of beating several of its fishermen and has demanded severe punishment for those involved in an incident that could increase tensions in a sea dispute between the communist neighbors.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Tuna industry won’t grow due to int’l fishing rule – mayor


The tuna industry will not experience significant growth in the next years due to restrictions imposed by foreign countries on fishing in international waters, according to city Mayor Ronnel Rivera.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

In Dagupan, fishermen told to shun dirty fuel

BOATS painted blue are docked on the shores of Bantayan Island, awaiting distribution to fishermen who lost their only source of livelihood when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” destroyed their boats.  LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has been encouraging fish farmers to use renewable energy for their farms’ needs to reduce their dependence on traditional energy sources, a BFAR official said here on Wednesday.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

DA intensifies aid to fishermen in ‘Yolanda’-devastated areas

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala: Swamped with “nuisance suits”.  FILE PHOTO

Seven months after Super Typhoon Yolanda struck, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is continually providing material aid to fisherfolk in Eastern Visayas who bore the brunt of the tragedy.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

In The Know: Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund


The Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (Acef), put up in 1996 after the Philippines joined the World Trade Organization (WTO), was created as a safety net for farmers and fishermen affected by the trade liberalization policies of the government.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »