Sharks sold in Dalaguete market

Marian Z. Codilla 06/29/2015

At least 20 juvenile sharks are found to be sold in a wet market in Dalaguete town, south of Cebu. A biology student took a photo of the sharks displayed along with other fish for sale at…

Protecting the Tañon Strait

Editorial 02/17/2015

Dumanjug Mayor Nelson Garcia said he was misunderstood when he said that whale sharks and dolphins should be killed because “they were parasites”  responsible for the shrinking fish supply in the Tañon Strait. The mayor said this…

Shark fin traders oppose ban

Norman V. Mendoza 10/01/2014

Shark fin importers in Lapu-Lapu City have expressed their opposition to a proposed ordinance that would ban their businesses. Importing shark meat and fins, they said, should be exempted from the proposed ordinance that would prohibit the…

Lapu crafting own shark ban law

Norman V. Mendoza 09/04/2014

The Lapu-Lapu City Council is crafting a measure that will impose a total ban on the use of meat from sharks, turtles, whales, and dolphins, whether or not they’re listed as endangered. The local legislative measure is…

Frozen shark fins from Spain, bound for China

Melissa Q. Cabahug 08/28/2014

The dried shark fins whose smell in an open yard caused weeks of agony for barangay Mactan residents were imported from Spain. Based on shipping documents, the body parts were described as “Shark Fins” and “B1 BLUE…

Foul smell exposes new business of drying shark fins for export

Norman V. Mendoza 08/27/2014

The foul smell of hundreds of shark fins drying in the sun prompted residents of barangay Mactan in Lapu-Lapu City to complain about their neighbor’s new business. More than 60 residents signed a petition on yellow pad…

Showdown in HK as activists vow to block Cebu shark fins

Bencyrus Ellorin 08/25/2014

Despite playing host to the historic Shark Summit where conservationists pulled all the stops to heighten awareness on the need to protect these endangered marine species, large scale illegal trade of shark fins go on unabated in…

Van of shark fins bound for HK seized, released

Anie M. Paujana, Norman V. Mendoza 08/24/2014

About 5,000 kilos  of shark fins stored in a 20-foot container van  bound for Hong Kong were ordered released by the regional Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) hours after it was intercepted yesterday morning. The…

Artists paint shark mural in Mandaue

Norman V. Mendoza 08/21/2014

Colorful images of sharks and dolphins are splashed on walls seen by passersby by in the heart of Mandaue City. The shapes, influenced by the Japanese art of folding paper – Origami – were painted by two…

D’bantayan shark sanctuary mulled

Peter L. Romanillos 08/16/2014

Cebu province may be the first to set up a “shark sanctuary” in the waters off Daanbantayan town if provincial legislators build on the momentum of the first Shark Summit which ended yesterday. The idea was discussed…

Crucial role sharks play highlighted in exhibit

Melissa Q. Cabahug 08/11/2014

An international  environmental protection activist group has brought to Cebu City a photo exhibit on the critical role sharks play in the ecosystem. Greenpeace has put on display 12 photographs of sharks captured by world- renowned and…

Pilot whale found dead in Talisay City shore

Gabriel C. Bonjoc 07/17/2014

A short-finned pilot whale was discovered washed up on the shores of Dumlog, Talisay City, Wednesday evening. Aldrin Castillo, a 24-year-old resident of barangay Dumlog reported his discovery to the Fisheries Sea Ecological Care (FISECA). The juvenile…

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