Authorities arrested 3 for illegal fishing

Rene F. Alima 04/17/2018

Three fishermen were arrested for using an air compressor in the sea waters of Barangay North Poblacion in San Fernando town, southern Cebu past 2 a.m. Tuesday. PO3 Marjuquin Missuari of San Fernando police precinct identified the…

Fishing expedition

Ricky Poca 12/04/2017

The ongoing House justice committee hearings on the impeachment complaint filed by lawyer Lorenzo Gadon against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has not been going well as far as administration allies are concerned. Apparently, some committee members…

Capitol donates equipment, services to seven towns

Morexettte Marie B. Erram 09/18/2017

ABOUT P3.3 million worth of services and equipment for health, farming and fishing were donated to more than 1,000 beneficiaries in several towns of southern Cebu today. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III and Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes…

Small fishing vessels told not to sail off Daanbantayan waters for now

Morexette B. Erram 07/21/2017

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) sent out an advisory prohibiting small fishing vessels in Daanbantayan from sailing to the sea. PDRRMO chief Baltazar Tribunalo told Cebu Daily News that three waterspouts occurred in the…

‘WATCH OUT FOR OIL’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/08/2017

‘No fishing ban yet but waters already ‘smell of gasoline’ With 10 family members to feed, fisherman Julian Abapo has more than enough reason to be worried about another possible oil spill in the waters off Talisay…

Six arrested for fishing in protected area

Rene Alima 04/24/2017

  Six persons were arrested on Sunday for trawl fishing on the waters of Barangay Luyang in San Remegio town, north of Cebu City which is part of the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape. Arrested were Rene Paspe,…

Abu Sayyaf rebels behead fishing boat captain

Inquirer.net 04/16/2017

Abu Sayyaf bandits have beheaded a Filipino fishing boat captain abducted in December in the Celebes Sea, a ranking military official said Sunday. Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, head of Joint Task Force Sulu, said the military has…

A retreat within reach

Hayde Quiñanola 04/12/2017

THERE’S something about waking up to the sound of chirping birds at the start of day that I can’t put my finger on what it is. Donning my yoga attire and stepping into the morning, there was…

BFAR spearheads campaign against illegal fishing

Edison Delos Angeles 03/12/2017

THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has partnered with the Central Command (Centcom), the Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard and the different local government units in northern Cebu in the campaign against illegal fishing. Retired…

Fishing resumes in Visayan Sea

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/24/2017

IT’S open season for commercial fishing in the Visayan Sea, effective February 16. The Visayan Sea was closed to commercial fishing for three months, starting November 15 last year in time for the spawning season of sardines,…

Hooked to clickbait

Francis B. Ongkingco 02/17/2017

If the internet could be described as a sea of information, then this sea would also be full of fish and naturally fishermen catching fish. A very important component of fishing is the bait. No matter what…

BFAR-7 bans commercial fishing of sardines, herrings and mackerel

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/29/2016

To allow sardines, herrings and mackerel to recover and multiply, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) has banned commercial fishing of these marine resources since mid of this month up to February 15…

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