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Pangilinan to Duterte: Appoint a presidential assistant for fisheries

May 26, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Senator elect Francis Pangilinan says the Philippines should prioritize the concerns of fishermen and modernize the fishing industry

PH authorities nab suspected Chinese poachers off Batanes

May 17, 2016 - 11:54 AM

UPDATED The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and the Philippine Coast Guard intercept 2 Chinese fishing vessels flying inverted Philippine flags – seen as a means to hide their true identity

SUSPECTED CHINESE POACHERS. Philippine authorities intercept a Chinese fishing vessel flying an inverted Philippine flag in waters between Babuyan Island and Batanes on May 16, 2016. Photo courtesy of BFAR

Philippines buys 100 patrol boats to combat poachers

Jun 22, 2015 - 5:08 PM

Most of the ordered vessels – 71 short range boats for coastal patrols and 27 able to go further out to sea – are to be delivered this year

SHIPS. Philippine Navy's BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

DA to build 252 fish landing centers nationwide

Feb 09, 2015 - 11:56 AM

At the cost of P2 85 million each the fish landing centers are meant to improve the income of Filipino fishermen

FISH LANDING. Yellow fin tuna are lined up at the General Santos fish port. File photo by Edwin Espejo

Gov't fisherfolk registration program hits 1 million mark

Aug 22, 2014 - 1:55 PM

Up from less than 50 000 registered fishermen will now have access to health care and insurance and assistance in developing their livelihood

BEING COUNTED. A local government employee registers Bohol municipal fisherfolk into the National Program for Municipal Fisherfolk Registration or FishR. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Gov't readying 5,000 fiberglass boats for Haiyan fishermen

Jun 15, 2014 - 8:10 PM

The government aims to build a total of 30 000 boats for Haiyan hit fishermen

NEW BOATS. Non-government organizations like WWF-Philippines and government agencies are building fiberglass boats for Haiyan-hit fishermen. Photo by Gregg Yan/WWF-Philippines

BFAR: 'No traces of oil, dead fishes' in Cavite waters

Aug 13, 2013 - 9:23 PM

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources says the quality of water in Rosario and Naic is conducive to fish survival

SEA-DEPENDENT. The fisherfolk communities in Rosario, Naic, Tanza and Ternate depend the sea for their livelihood. Photo from EPA

Aquino orders speedy oil spill clean-up

Aug 10, 2013 - 4:40 PM

The national government is ready to assist LGUs to ensure the safety of people and marine resources says deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte

ACCOUNTABILITY. The oil tanker suspected to be responsible for the leak delivers oil to the Petron oil depot in Rosario, Cavite. Photo from EPA/PCG

Sardine conservation measures paying off

Mar 12, 2013 - 6:38 PM

Closing the waters in the Zamboanga peninsula and the Basilan straits during spawning season has led to an increase in the sardine catch in 2012

Photo by Edwin Espejo

BFAR: Time to maximize Benham Rise

Jul 03, 2012 - 7:50 PM

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources eyes a survey of the Philippines new territory that is bigger than Luzon

UNDERWATER PLATEAU. Found near Aurora, the 13-million hectare Benham Rise is part of Philippine territory. Screen grab from a document the Philippines submitted to UN

Philippines seeks to blunt 'knife fish' invasion

May 20, 2012 - 3:27 PM

The fisheries chief says the predator knife fish was posing a threat to the local fishing industry at Laguna Lake the country s largest lake