Dramatic shark decline leaves ‘gaping hole’ in ocean: study

01/28/2021

Tokyo, Japan—Overfishing has wiped out over 70 percent of some shark and ray populations in the last half-century, leaving a “gaping, growing hole” in ocean life, according to a new study. Researchers found alarming declines in species…

DENR to determine Oslob’s whale watching carrying capacity

Futch Inso 10/10/2018

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) together with other stakeholders will determine the carrying capacity of the whale watching activities in Oslob town. Reginaldo Bueno, development management officer of DENR-7, said that…

Capitol to reduce number of whale shark visitors in Oslob

Rosalie Abatayo 10/09/2018

The Cebu provincial government has decided to reduce the number of people who go whale shark watching in Oslob. From the a daily average of 1,000 visitors, Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said stakeholders agreed to reduce it…

Move to regulate whale shark watching draws support

Gerard Vincent Francisco 10/04/2018

THE plan of the Cebu Provincial Government and the Oslob municipal government to regulate the number of tourists who plan to interact with Oslob’s whale sharks has gained support. Shahlimar Tamano, the Regional Director of the Department…

Vet office wants to join drive in enforcing shark meat ban

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/20/2016

More hands are needed on deck to enforce the Cebu City ban on shark meat, the head of City Hall’s Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) said yesterday. DVMF head Dr. Alice Utlang said she wrote…

Pasil vendors insist they don’t sell shark meat

Izobelle T. Pulgo 11/16/2016

VENDORS in Pasil fish market were adamant that they don’t sell shark meat even before Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña signed the “Shark and Ray Protection Order” last Tuesday. Melba, a 35-year-old fish vendor in Pasil who…

Cebu City joins province-wide ban on sharks, rays

Izobelle T. Pulgo 11/15/2016

History was made on Tuesday when the entire Cebu became the first and only island in the Philippines to ban the catching, selling, possession and trading of all shark species and its derivatives after Cebu City sealed…

City to protect shark, ray species

Izobelle T. Pulgo 11/15/2016

At least 100 pro-shark advocates marched to Cebu City Hall on Tuesday morning to meet with Mayor Tomas Osmeña to get the city’s commitment to protect all shark species. The group led by Vince Cinches of Greenpeace…

Restos, hotels urged not to serve shark

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/12/2016

The local chapter of the environmental group Greenpeace will meet with representatives of Cebu City’s hotels and restaurants to ask them not to serve sharks and other endangered marine species to guests. Vince Cinches, Oceans Campaigner for…

BFAR-7 launches probe on thresher shark killings

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/21/2016

THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-7) has started its investigation on the killing of thresher sharks in Moalboal following reports that two dead sharks, with their body parts mercilessly cut up, were found floating in…

Probe thresher shark deaths, BFAR asks Capitol, Moalboal

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/19/2016

CEBU province and the Moalboal municipal government should take the lead in investigating and stopping the killing of thresher sharks, an official of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-7) said yesterday. “The Cebu province and…

Woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm

05/17/2016

MIAMI — A woman in the US state of Florida was rushed to a hospital Sunday after being bitten by a shark — with the whole animal still clutching on to her right arm, local media reported.…

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