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22 dwarf sperm whales killed in Siargao’s dynamite fishing

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Illegal fishing methods in the island of Siargao continue to take a toll not only on corals but also on ocean wildlife, with the killing of at least 22 dwarf sperm whales over the weekend.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Blasted fish seized

MORE than P100,000 worth of blasted fish were confiscated by the Cebu Provincial Anti-illegal Fishing Task Force in Liloan town, northern Cebu yesterday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

33 nabbed for illegal fishing off Bantayan Island

A TASK force under the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) arrested 33 fishermen after they were allegedly caught fishing in prohibited areas in the waters off Bantayan Island, northern Cebu last Monday. The fishermen were also caught using fine-mesh fishnets, said Chad Estella, head of Penro. Two fishing vessels were seized during the [...]

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Davao Sur town cops detain 10 illegal fishermen

At least 10 fishermen, who were arrested here for using fine mesh nets, had been charged with violation of the country’s fishery laws at the prosecutor’s office.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Fishermen jailed for using banned nets

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DISASTER RISK REDUCTION Fishermen in the seaside village of Mantahan in Maasin City, Southern Leyte, carry a fishing boat to higher ground after they were warned that Tropical Storm “Ofel” was headed their way. JANI ARNAIZ/CONTRIBUTOR

At least 10 fishermen have been arrested here and charged with violating the country’s fisheries laws for using fine-mesh nets.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

One more commercial fishing boat nabbed off Masbate town

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Authorities apprehended another commercial fishing boat caught fishing illegally within the 15-kilometer municipal fishing zone in San Pascual, Masbate on Wednesday, a leader of Task Force Bantay Dagat said.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Dagupan pushes drive vs illegal fish pens, cages

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Acting Mayor Belen Fernandez has asked the city agriculture office to clear Dagupan’s rivers of all illegal fishing structures, which have sprouted there in the last four months.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Masbate town police force relieved

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The entire police force of Batuan town on Ticao Island in Masbate province, including its chief, were relieved from their posts on Friday after allowing 30 suspected illegal fishers to go scot-free.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Police seize explosives intended for illegal fishing

POLICE seized four bottles containing explosives believed to be used for dynamite fishing in barangay Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Japan arrests China boat captain amid island row

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Japan’s coastguard arrested the captain of a Chinese boat on suspicion of illegal fishing in its exclusive economic zone on Tuesday, officials said, amid a territorial row between the two countries.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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THE Philippine Coast Guard’s Cebu office will be tapped to join the “Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force” of the Mandaue City government.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The business of fixing Lingayen Gulf

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Faced with a dwindling catch, local governments and fishing communities in Pangasinan and La Union are joining hands to save the Lingayen Gulf from further degradation. EV ESPIRITU

Alaska is a remote coastal village of Aringay, La Union, where blast fishing used to be the main occupation of its residents. In this village, some fishermen used to manufacture improvised dynamite sticks that they used in illegal fishing.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Chinese boat detained for illegal fishing in Japan

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Japan has detained a Chinese fishing boat and eight crew members for illegal fishing around Southwestern Japan.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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