Fishers protect, earn from mangroves

Marian Z. Codilla 12/11/2015

ANY lingering trauma over Supertyphoon Yolanda is overshadowed by the thrill of a scenic boat ride through a mangrove forest that survived one of the most destructive typhoons in the country. A blue-feathered long-beaked migratory bird perched…

PH needs sincere bets with depth — Monsod

Marian Z. Codilla 11/15/2015

Civil society groups across the country were urged to lobby for sincere candidates with depth who can promote human development and end corruption. During the annual gathering of the Caucus of Development (CODE-NGO) which covers non-government organizations…

Stronger penalties eyed to stop illegal fishing

Marian Z. Codilla 11/06/2015

Stronger penalties and strict enforcement of the amended Fisheries Code are seen as the best solution to the problem on illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing. This was the consensus reached among 300 participants of the National Summit…

Can Pasil market ban sale of dynamited fish?

Marian Z. Codilla 10/30/2015

More than 24,000 people have signed a week-old online petition to stop dynamite fishing after a grieving mother in Cebu called on the government to ensure that public  and private markets  sell only “dynamite-free fish.” Lorna Coyoca…

EMB notes poor water quality in some major rivers in Cebu

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Marian Z. Codilla 10/15/2015

Official also notes high fecal coliform level in Mactan beaches Some major rivers in Cebu have been found to have poor water quality, the Environmental Management Bureau in region 7 reported. Only the Luyang River in Carmen…

‘Crazy 4’ saves creek

Marian Z. Codilla 10/15/2015

JOHN Tobit Cruz and three of his friends called themselves “the crazy four.” Cruz said they dreamed of saving the earth by starting with the 3-kilometer stretch of Maningning creek in Taytay City, Rizal province in Luzon.…

A wake-up call against blast fishing

Marian Z. Codilla 10/10/2015

Professional diving instructor Al Bernard Coyoca was found floating in the waters off the coast of Daanbantayan, north Cebu with bloodshot eyes, facial scratches, and broken limbs – just like a dynamited fish. The police blotter said…

‘Bakhaw’ deprives seagrass fauna of their habitat

Marian Z. Codilla 10/10/2015

THE Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) – Bantayan chapter is not against planting of mangroves, but is against planting of bakhaw (Rhizophora species) on seagrass areas. Robert Ybañez, who represented the chamber in a dialogue…

DENR told to stop planting mangroves in seagrass beds

Marian Z. Codilla 09/17/2015

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry– Bantayan chapter called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to stop planting mangroves in seagrass beds in Bantayan town. In a resolution, the CCCI-Bantayan said the DENR mangrove-planting…

Fisheries council forms group to save Danajon Reef system

Marian Z. Codilla 09/17/2015

THE Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management councils (MFARMC) of Region 7 and 8 elected their representatives to the Regional Development Council to strengthen the management of the Danajon Bank. Elected chairman of the Integrated Fisheries and…

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