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Rappler's latest stories on overfishing


Empty nets as overfishing and climate change deplete Lake Malawi

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:24 PM

'Seven years ago there was lots more fish than today. In 2019 it is different, there's no fish in the water,' says a trader

Malawian fishermen fix their fishing nets as fishing boats are seen on the shore of the Lake Malawi at the Senga village on May 19, 2019 in Senga, Malawi. Hundreds of local traders gather each morning and afternoon at Senga, but fish populations are falling in Lake Malawi, Africa's third largest body of freshwater. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP

What is bottom trawling and why is it destroying our oceans?

Dec 20, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Fortunately, the DILG and the DA-BFAR have released a Joint Memorandum Circular banning this destructive fishing practice

Handful of states hold fate of world's vanishing wilderness

Nov 01, 2018 - 2:17 PM

New research published in the journal Nature finds that nearly 3 quarters of the wilderness that's left belongs to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia, and the United States

DEFORESTATION. This file photo shows a rainforest jungle in Borneo, Malaysia, destroyed to make way for oil palm plant. Shutterstock photo

Dozens of Philippine fish species in danger – study

Jun 10, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Overfishing to meet the demands of a fast growing population and Chinese restaurants around the region is a key factor in the decline says Gregorio dela Rosa a marine biologist with Haribon

AN OVERFISHING PROBLEM. An image made available on March 21, 2016 shows fish produce at a market in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, March 18, 2016. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites – WWF

Apr 07, 2016 - 12:30 AM

The vulnerable sites include Australia s Great Barrier Reef Peru s Machu Picchu and the US Grand Canyon Natural Park

epa02101737 A picture dated 01 April 2010 shows a general view of the pre-Columbian Inca city Machu Picchu in Cuzco, Peru, after its reopening. The Inca city has been been closed for two months due to strong rains. EPA/PACO CHUQUIURE

Some South China Sea fish 'close to extinction'

Nov 03, 2015 - 8:37 PM

Experts say that some fish species are close to extinction in the South China Sea due to over fishing fuelled by a growing appetite for seafood

CONFLICT. A Filipino environmental activist displays a placard during a rally outside China's consular office in Manila on May 11, 2015, against China's reclamation and construction activities on islands and reefs in the Spratly Group of the South China Sea that are also claimed by the Philippines. The group is accusing China of destroying the fragile ecosystem and livelihood of fishermen during their reclamation project. Photo by Jay Directo / AFP

5 things to know about the amended PH fisheries code

Sep 16, 2015 - 2:17 PM

The country s fisheries code now has more teeth and the necessary mechanisms to curb illegal unreported and unregulated fishing

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5 ancaman untuk laut kita

Sep 15, 2015 - 1:44 PM

Laut Indonesia menghadapi berbagai ancaman

BIRU. Pentingnya menjaga kelestarian ekosistem bawah laut demi keberlangsungan kehidupan masyarakat.

Climate concerns aired as Pacific summit opens

Jul 30, 2014 - 1:41 AM

A summit of Pacific leaders opens in Palau with a call for developed nations to take action on climate change and stop overfishing the world s largest ocean

PACIFIC LEADERS MEET. Palau President Tommy Remengesau delivers a speech at the opening night of the 45th Pacific Islands Forum,  a summit of Pacific leaders  in Palau on July 29, 2014. Photo by AFP/Richard W. Brooks

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

Saving Nemo: The truth about the marine aquarium trade

Sep 29, 2013 - 12:39 PM

Love to collect fish? Think before you buy The marine aquarium trade has lasting ecological consequences

WHERE IS NEMO? In the 5 years since 'Finding Nemo' aired, rising demand for the aquarium trade has   forced some clownfish populations to decline by as much as 75%. All photos by Gregg Yan

Galunggong - no longer poor man's fish

May 31, 2013 - 10:28 AM

Once a poor man s fish the galunggong is hardly affordable due to the decline in fish stock

Overfishing threatens Pacific tuna: officials

Dec 02, 2012 - 5:46 PM

They say the region needs to reduce its catch of vulnerable bigeye species by 30

ENDANGERED. Declining catch and looming total tuna fishing ban in some ares in the tuna-rich Western Pacific region could spell disaster to the Philippine tuna industry. Photo by Edwin Espejo