Two fishing boat operators fined P1.2M for ‘hulbot-hulbot’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two fishing boat operators from northern Cebu has been fined over P1.2 million for practicing Danish Seine, localyy known as “hulbot-hulbot” or “liba-liba.” In a press statement, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic…

BFAR-7 encourages online selling of seafood

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas or BFAR-7 has encouraged fisherfolk to engage in online selling of seafoods to deliver fresh produce to the public. Regional Director Dr. Allan…

BFAR-7 warns red tide toxins in Tambobo and Bais bays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) is warning against of consuming gleaning shellfish or “kinhason” from Tambobo Bay and Bais Bay in Negros Oriental following the detection of…

The Visayan Sea is off-limits anew to commercial fishers until February 2017

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/29/2016

It’s a close season for fishing again in the Visayan Sea. Allan Poquita, assistant regional director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7), announced yesterday during the 888 News Forum at Marco…

Explorer Cousteau’s granddaughter urges Pinoys to protect Tañon, oceans

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 09/05/2016

A NATIONAL Geographic emerging explorer and the granddaughter of popular explorer and scientist Jacques-Yves Cousteau yesterday called for ocean conservation especially in the Tañon Strait Protective Seascape (TSPS) in the country. Alexandra Cousteau, who was in Cebu…

Imprisonment, fines await owner, crew of seized banca

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/11/2015

Criminal charges await the owner and  crew members of a motorized banca that was seized in Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City for transporting sacks of prohibited species of seashells. Jovilito Beñanel, owner of MB Josevel Joy 4, may…

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