Dynamite fishing: Chan offers P20K to those who can finger illegal fishers

Futch Anthony Inso 05/10/2024

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has offered a P20,000 reward for the capture of individuals involved in dynamite fishing and other illegal forms of fishing. This was announced by Chan during his…

Lapu-Lapu to deploy spotters in a bid to stop illegal fishing

Futch Anthony Inso 06/07/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines –The Lapu-Lapu City government will deploy spotters in a bid to prevent illegal fishing activities in the coastal areas of the city. Earlier, Dr. Jeffrey Lim posted on his Facebook account photos of dead…

Ahong Chan calls meeting to address dynamite fishing in Punta West

Futch Anthony Inso 05/31/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan would convene concerned government agencies to address the incidents of dynamite fishing on the seawater of Punta West. Chan said he wants to establish “robust monitoring and…

Coast Guard CV nabs lolo in Bohol for possession of materials for ‘homemade dynamite’

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard sub-station in Tubigon, Bohol and the Philippine National Police arrested a senior citizen for the possession of materials used in making homemade dynamites. Lemuel Batuasa, a resident…

Anti-illegal fishing task force seize dynamited fish at Liloan checkpoint

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/19/2015

ABOUT 482 kilos of assorted dynamited fish were confiscated from a truck at a checkpoint in Liloan town at 11:30 p.m. last Wednesday. Lawyer Chad Estella, task force coordinator, said a team intercepted the truck and apprehended…

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…

Blast fishing – an unstoppable scourge?

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 10/26/2015

Many of us might not have had the opportunity to meet Al Bernard Coyoca.  His face now haunts all of us, a brutal victim of a scourge afflicting our oceans and our future – dynamite fishing. A…

Police inquiry sought on master diver’s death

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/13/2015

THE Cebu Provincial Board (PB) called on the provincial police to investigate last week’s death of a master diver, a suspected victim of dynamite fishing in Daanbantayan town. The board also passed a resolution strongly urging the…

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…

Assorted blasted fish in 35 boxes seized in Lilo-an

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/27/2015

Thirty-five boxes of assorted fish caught through dynamite fishing were seized in barangay Cotcot, Liloan yesterday. The fish were transported from barangay Mahawak, Medellin town in northern Cebu en route to  Pasil market in Cebu City. The…

Blasted fish seized in Pasil

Marian Z. Codilla 07/27/2015

At least 400 kilos of fish believed to have been caught through dynamite fishing were confiscated in Pasil, Monday morning. Cebu City Bantay Dagat Commission and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) seized about 400 kilos…

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