NO EXEMPTION, NO AID

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/25/2016

No relief is in sight yet for mostly farmer residents of Cebu province hard hit by the long dry spell because the provincial government cannot offer them any kind of assistance without getting into trouble with the…

BFAR warns public against eating ‘biya’

02/20/2016

THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has reminded the public of its ban on fishing, selling and eating goby fish following the deaths of three children who have eaten the poisonous fish in Camarines Norte.…

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…

‘The best is yet to come’

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 11/01/2015

October came and was swiftly gone, and in two months’ time, a new year ushers in. Undeniably, 2015 has been a glorious time for those into the tough but eternally rewarding advocacy to protect our planet and…

‘Intensify marine protection’

Marian Z. Codilla, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/16/2015

Environment advocates called on government to intensify efforts to ensure marine protection after 137 tons of sea  shells were seized in Olango island last week. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) retrieved 24,468  seashells of…

The significance of the Tañon Strait Ruling

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/13/2015

The day before Earth Day in April this year, the Supreme Court (SC) announced its much-awaited ruling on the seismic survey and oil drilling in Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS). In December, 2007, twin cases were filed…

Shellfish ban in Bohol towns, city stays

Melissa Q. Cabahug 07/10/2015

TWO weeks after it was imposed, the shellfish ban in  four towns and one city in Bohol province stays, according to the  Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-7)  regional office. BACKSTORY: Market chief: No ban on…

Ordinance on shark, ray ban have gaps say stakeholders

Marian Z. Codilla 07/01/2015

Almost a year after the approval of the Provincial ordinance banning the hunting and trade of all species of shark and ray in Cebu, stakeholders admitted that more could have been done to make it effective. Cebu…

150-kilo sunfish found in Cebu port

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/28/2015

An injured sunfish weighing 150 kilos was found near berth 1 of Cebu International Port (CIP)  Thursday afternoon. But it died a few hours after it was turned over to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources…

150-kilo sunfish found in Cebu port

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/27/2015

An injured sunfish weighing 150 kilos  was found near berth 1 of Cebu International Port (CIP)  Thursday afternoon. But it died a few hours after it was turned over to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources…

Shellfish poisoning downs 11 in Bohol

Melissa Q. Cabahug 06/25/2015

ABOUT 11 people have fallen ill after eating shellfish contaminated by red tide from the waters off barangays Totolan and Songculan, Dauis town and barangays Poblacion and Bool in Tagbilaran City, Bohol province since Friday last week.…

1,200-kilo fish catch confiscated

Melissa Q. Cabahug 06/12/2015

The Cebu City Bantay Dagat Task Force seized about  1,200 kilos of fish from Zamboanga City. The catch was suspected to have been  caught through dynamite fishing. Ramon Ortiz Sr., Cebu City Bantay Dagat director, said they…

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