fishing industry - updates

Rappler's latest stories on fishing industry


[ANALYSIS] Famine at the shores

Jun 13, 2020 - 5:00 PM

'Ownership and control of EEZs must be put back in the hands of domestic fishers, especially small-scale fishers'

[ANALYSIS] Your fish is your future

Jun 05, 2019 - 8:01 PM

Ensuring the health of Philippine fisheries – and the country's economy – will not just require robust law enforcement and improved science

'Ground-breaking' accord on illegal fishing enters force

Jun 05, 2016 - 11:45 PM

The international treaty called the Port State Measures Agreement becomes legally binding in 29 countries

epa05110323 A Myanmar migrant fisherman enjoys a drink on a Thai fishing boat after unloading fish at a jetty in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand, 19 January 2016. The European Union's technical team arrive Thailand to observe the Thai government's progress in tackling illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing problem. Thai fishing industry has accused and warned by EU over illegal fishing and the abuse of worker in the industry. The European Union threatened an import ban on Thai seafood products in its market if the country's IUU fishing situation not improve. EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT

Vietnamese rally against Taiwan firm over mass fish deaths

May 01, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Taiwanese company Formosa is suspected to be behind a toxic leak that hit the fishing industry along the central coast

Filipino priest to Pope Francis: Help PH tuna workers

May 05, 2015 - 1:51 PM

Reverend Father Rey Carvyn Ondap seeks the aid of the pontiff in stamping out malpractices in the Philippine tuna industry

Filipino wives appeal for fishermen-husbands detained in Indonesia

May 02, 2015 - 8:00 AM

There’s nothing [here] that’s why they run to Indonesia All I want that somebody helps us We just want our family to come home

Decent jobs? The case of Filipino handline fishermen

May 01, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Handliners are often subjected to hazardous working conditions sleeping in cramped quarters with no clean and adequate water months away from home

European trade unions protest fish products from PH's Citra Mina

Apr 23, 2015 - 10:14 PM

They regret that the Mindanao based tuna exporting company renowned of its standing human rights violations is at the SeaFoodExpo in Brussels

Citra Mina: Joint ventures with local fishers 'customary practice'

Mar 18, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The tuna exporter clarifies with congressmen that its is not employing dummies in hiring local fishermen to be able to deny employer employee relationship with them

The 43 Filipino fishermen imprisoned in Indonesia now released demands compensation to the giant General Santos City based fishing firm from allegedly abandoning them in a detention facility in Ternate Island, Indonesia. The "abandonados" arrived in the country on board Cebu Pacific on Monday February 23 in NAIA from Jakarta. Photo by Jose Del/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

Will PH meet EU deadline for tougher law vs illegal fishing?

Dec 17, 2014 - 2:00 PM

President Benigno Aquino III is expected to sign amendments to the Philippine Fisheries Code within December but commercial fishers are reportedly up in arms over stiffer penalties under the law

FISHING SECTOR AT RISK. Yellow fin tuna are lined up at the General Santos fish port. File photo by Edwin Espejo

EU says PH faces import ban over illegal fishing

Jun 10, 2014 - 7:25 PM

The EU will only lift its yellow card on trade if the country is able to curb illegal fishing in 6 months

FISHERIES SECTOR. Can the Philippines fulfill EU standards on illegal fishing measures in 6 months? Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Women, the sea, and food security

Apr 04, 2014 - 3:09 PM

The fishing industry is primarily dominated by men; however without women the industry will have a difficult time

FISHERWOMAN. Ka-Dolor is almost 70 years old and yet her heart, her life have and will always will be with the sea. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez/

Want to feed the world? Save oceans first

Mar 10, 2014 - 5:51 PM

Sustainable fishing can help feed the more than 9 billion people expected to populate the Earth in 2050

DEPLETED RESOURCES. Overfishing is endangering the abundance of oceans and ultimately food security for humans. Photo courtesy of Oceana

GenSan's missing fishermen, a year after Pablo

Dec 05, 2013 - 12:15 PM

A year into the tragic agony and death of 328 fishermen who went missing when Super Typhoon Pablo hit no one seems to remember them anymore

FOR THE MISSING. Flowers float at sea in honor of the fishermen who went missing after Super Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) hit a year ago, during commemoration ceremonies in General Santos City 4 December 2013. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Dead fish after huge Manila Bay oil spill

Aug 09, 2013 - 6:34 PM

Locals fear for the immediate future of the bay s vibrant fish and shellfish industry which feeds millions of people in the capital and surrounding areas

STAINED RED. Oil sludge has been found on corals and fish. Photo from EPA

Alliance Select to expand PH, Indonesia fishing fleet

Jul 06, 2013 - 11:39 AM

Listed fish processing firm Alliance Select wants to beef up raw material supply for its processing facility in General Santos

CONFIDENT. President and CEO of Alliance Select Jonthan Y. Dee is confident that the better supply of tuna and salmon will generate profits for the coming quarter. Photo by Rappler/Ramon Calzado

Fisherfolk suffer from PH seas degradation

Jun 08, 2013 - 12:14 PM

The share of ordinary fishermen in the fisheries production pie is barely adequate

A maritime nation coming to its senses?

May 19, 2013 - 4:28 PM

Are we finally recognizing the importance of our territorial waters?

Caught in the perfect storm

Jan 23, 2013 - 4:27 PM

General Santos City lost hundreds of its fishermen to Typhoon Pablo Could they have been saved?

Families of fishermen lost at sea during typhoon Pablo (Bopha) prepare to release white balloons in honor of the victims, aboard a ship in waters off General Santos City, January 19, 2013. Photo by Francis Canlas.

'Helen' damage to fisheries reaches P806,000

Aug 17, 2012 - 4:02 PM

Tropical storm Helen hit the already floundering local fishing industry depleting stocks of tilapia and bangus

Conquering heights

Jul 06, 2012 - 4:26 PM

To live Life is to stare fear in the face engage it then conquer it

FREE AS A BIRD. Photo by Cocoy Sexcion and Edwin Espejo