Tañon Strait - updates

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Balancing fisheries production and protection in Tañon Strait

Nov 09, 2019 - 5:00 PM

What drives Ybarra Laruga to protect Tañon Strait, apart from the need to support his family, is his memory of a time of abundance

FISH WARDEN. Ybarra Laruga of Tanjay, Negros Oriental, has been involved in the campaign to enforce fisheries laws in the Visayas for more than 22 years. All photos courtesy of Oceana

Tourism helps Negros Occidental fishermen ease pressure on Tañon Strait

Nov 08, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Ecotourism is encouraged in communities near marine protected areas not only because it generates funds, but also because it supports fishermen who want to supplement their income

ECOTOURISM. Community-based tourism has freed Abednigo Villacastin and other fishermen of Sitio Kalipay from the anxiety caused before by rampant commercial fishing. Photo courtesy of Oceana

Seaweed sends 11 children of Bantayan couple to school

Nov 05, 2019 - 5:00 PM

It is now 31 years since the Lobos began their seaweed farm. Now that their years of hardship are behind them, the family can look back with gratitude and relief.

PROUD PARENTS. Mirasol and Cerilo Lobo show their wall filled with graduation pictures of their children. Photo courtesy of Oceana

How dolphins shaped environmental laws, protected Benham Rise

May 17, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Oceana Vice President Gloria Estenzo Ramos says the 'dolphin law' is a "prelude to bigger things" and will help protect Benham Rise

How dolphins shaped environmental laws, protect Benham Rise
Photo from Oceana/UPLB

Fishermen probed for catching ocean sunfish in protected area

Mar 04, 2017 - 7:15 AM

The ocean sunfish is considered a vulnerable or threatened species

OCEAN SUNFISH. The dead ocean sunfish caught by the three fishermen from Negros Occidental at the Tañon Strait on March 1. Photo by Edgardo Rostata

Ocean advocate Alexandra Cousteau to youth: Earth's future lies with you

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Inspirational marine explorer and conservation advocate Alexandra Cousteau tells the youth that the future of conservation is in their hands

BRIGHT FUTURE. A pawikan (sea turtle) gently glides through the blue ocean. Photo by Gab Mejia/UPMBS

How did SC justices decide key cases in 2014-2016?

Jan 16, 2016 - 3:29 PM

We look back at landmark decisions by this batch of SC justices – between the latest appointment of Jardeleza in August 2014 and Villarama’s early retirement in January 2016

Supreme Court stops oil exploration in Tañon Strait

Apr 21, 2015 - 5:40 PM

UPDATED A project of the Department of Energy and a Japanese company are deemed unconstitutional for taking place in an environmentally critical seascape

TAÑON'S TREASURES. A spinner dolphin greets human visitors in Tañon Strait. Photo courtesy of Razcel Salvarita

Hundreds vow to protect PH's biggest marine protected area

Feb 12, 2015 - 4:35 PM

A general management plan for Tañon Strait was due 17 years ago after it became a protected seascape by virtue of a presidential proclamation in 1998

TAÑON'S TREASURES. A spinner dolphin greets human visitors to Tañon Strait. Photo courtesy of Razcel Salvarita

Cebu town mayor: Kill whale sharks, dolphins

Feb 11, 2015 - 6:22 PM

The mayor of Dumanjug in Cebu province says the sea creatures are responsible for the fish shortage in Tañon Strait one of the country s biggest fishing grounds

JEWELS OF THE SEA. Dolphins, an endangered sea creature, travel through Tañon Strait. Photo courtesy of Razcel Salvarita

10 things you didn't know about Tañon Strait

Feb 10, 2015 - 3:19 PM

If you ve gone dolphin watching in the Philippines it was probably in Tañon Strait the biggest marine protected area in the country

MARINE WONDERS. Hammerhead sharks can be found in Tañon Strait in the Visayas. Photo by Oceana/Rob Stewart