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Pangasinan beachgoers warned vs jellyfish

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The provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) on Tuesday warned beachgoers to stay close to the shore when swimming in the Lingayen Gulf to avoid being stung by jellyfish.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | 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 »

Study tour leads to turtles’ freedom

THIS sea turtle and 10 tortoises, under the care of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ Research Center in Dagupan City, are returned to their natural habitats at Lingayen Gulf and Pontok River by students who toured the center to learn about marine animals. RAY ZAMBRANO/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Students in this city on Thursday returned a sea turtle and 10 tortoises to their natural habitat at the mouth of Pontok River here.

Posted: November 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Tsunami sensors installed in Lingayen Gulf

Pangasinan coastal residents may now be alerted in case a tsunami is generated by a strong earthquake in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: June 10th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Whale shark seen in Lingayen Gulf

It’s the time of the year when the waters of northern Luzon become the playground of marine creatures rarely seen in this part of the country.

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

EMB fines firm extracting black sand

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) has ordered the company involved in magnetite or black sand extraction along the shorelines of Lingayen Gulf to pay a P50,000 fine for operating without an environmental compliance certificate (ECC).

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Stop magnetite mining, solons asked

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Fearing what it called a “black sand massacre” in the Lingayen Gulf and nearby coastal areas, a federation of fisherfolk organizations has asked lawmakers in the Ilocos to stop the onshore and offshore black sand mining in the region and in nearby Zambales.

Posted: December 6th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Black sand quarrying in Lingayen village draws protests

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The hauling of hundreds of tons of black sand from a village on the coast of Lingayen Gulf, which coincided with a provincial government project to build a golf course in the area, came under protest from villagers who demanded a stop to the sand extraction.

Posted: November 17th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

No more big fish; overfishing blamed

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Wonder no more if the galunggong (scad) or the sardines you see on your table seem to be getting smaller every day. The country’s most affordable and popular fish is getting fewer and smaller as major marine grounds have become heavily exploited over the years, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said on [...]

Posted: September 13th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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