Fishing

Phl to procure Chinese tilapia, as Beijing restricts food imports

Published by rudy Date posted on October 21, 2020

by Jarius Bondoc (The Philippine Star), 21 Oct 2020 A powerful lobby is wangling a government permit to import tilapia from China at a time of local supply glut. Billion-peso profits are to be raked in at the expense of Filipino fish raisers.

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Marina, Plan Int’l ink pact vs forced labor of fish workers

Published by rudy Date posted on December 18, 2019

By Raffy Ayeng, 18 Dec 2019 TO strengthen collaborative efforts on combating forced labor and exploitation of fish workers, the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) and child-focused development and humanitarian organization Plan International Philippines signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on it on December 11.

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Illegal fishers back in Quezon, tap kids as workers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2017

by Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sep 22, 2017 LUCENA CITY — Illegal fishers are back in the bays of Tayabas and Lamon in Quezon province, this time with minors reportedly working on fishing boats, an official of an environmental group said.

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Fisherfolk to get fixed salary, benefits

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2016

By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), June 25, 2016, http://www.philstar.com/nation/2016/06/25/1596301/fisherfolk-get-fixed-salary-benefits MANILA, Philippines – Fisherfolk employed by commercial fishing companies will get a fixed salary and other benefits, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced yesterday.

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Why we need to close the fishing industry gender gap

Published by rudy Date posted on May 26, 2015

Women make up nearly half of international fisheries workers, but they are often paid far less than their male counterparts – and sometimes not at all – when toiling in the $500 billion industry, a U.N. report said on Tuesday.

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PH gets green card on IUUF from the European Union

Published by rudy Date posted on April 22, 2015

From the Department of Foreign Affairs The Philippines notes with satisfaction the European Union’s (EU) lifting of the warning or “yellow card” in recognition of the significant progress made by the country in addressing Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing (IUUF). Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario welcomed the EU’s decision as it will…

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DOLE pushes for protection, decent work for Filipino fishermen

Published by rudy Date posted on March 17, 2015

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, March 17 (PIA) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is now crafting a joint department order that would set rules and regulations on employment and working conditions of fishers employed in vessels engaged in commercial fishing.

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Dynamite blast claims fisherman’s life in Ilocos

Published by rudy Date posted on July 1, 2013

MAGSINGAL, Ilocos Sur – A 64year-old fisherman died Saturday when the homemade dynamite he was carrying exploded near the shorelines of Barangay Puro in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur.

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Caught at sea: fighting forced labour in the fishing industry

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2013

The fishing sector is an important source of employment, income and food production for many countries. But there are serious incidents of abuse in some fisheries and fishing vessels. By Beate Andrees, head of the ILO’s Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour.

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Govt lifts sardine fishing embargo

Published by rudy Date posted on March 5, 2012

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has lifted the three-month ban on sardine fishing in a conservation area in Mindanao. BFAR director Asis Perez said the fishing grounds of East Sulu Sea, Basilan Strait and Sibuguey Bay were now open to commercial fishermen effective March 2, three months after a sardine fishing ban was…

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Fisheries problem deserves serious attention

Published by rudy Date posted on March 2, 2012

THE Philippines is full of ironies. Imagine an archipelago with more than 7,100 islands and a coastline longer than 36,000 kilometers not having enough fish for people to eat. But that just might be our future. Earlier this week, Agriculture Sec. Proceso Alcala warned that it was “inevitable” for the Philippines to import fish in…

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Domestic demand fuels large fish imports

Published by rudy Date posted on February 2, 2012

THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Wednesday admitted that it was compelled to open the domestic market to imported fish because of the continued decline of domestic catch.

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Published by rudy Date posted on January 13, 2012

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Philippines ranks 4th in fishery exports in Asia

Published by rudy Date posted on December 15, 2011

CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines – The Philippines ranked fourth in Asia in fishery product exports in an international fishery trade.

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Workers hit early ban on ‘tamban’ fishing

Published by rudy Date posted on August 29, 2011

Zamboanga City—Tens of placard-bearing workers in the fishing industry here staged a protest on Sunday against a ban ordered by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on sardine fishing this year.

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DTI, DA unite to help farmers, fishermen

Published by rudy Date posted on July 17, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) have forged a partnership to help farmers and fishermen grow their business. The two agencies will help farmers and fishermen in business licensing, trade facilitation and export market exposure.

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Farmers, fishers get P67.5-M assistance

Published by rudy Date posted on June 4, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) distributed P67.57 million in cash assistance for farmers and fisherfolk in 10 regions to help them cope with the rising prices of commodities and fuel during the lean months.

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Study reveals 13 year-old Philippine fisheries law failed to deliver social justice

Published by rudy Date posted on May 18, 2011

Philippine fish invasion MANILA, Philippines -When the law was passed in 1998 by Philippine Congress, then the administration of former military general President Fidel V. RamosFidel V. Ramos promised the fisherfolk that social justice would soon reign in troubled waters.

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Fishing industry marks milestones

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – When lawyer Malcolm I. Sarmiento retired recently as national director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), the fishing industry used his send-off party as an occasion to celebrate the various milestones in fisheries conservation and development that marked his 12-year stewardship of the country’s premier fishery regulatory agency.

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Fishing, canning industry adopts voluntary policies

Published by rudy Date posted on March 28, 2011

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (PNA) – As a prime exporter of processed fish products, the fishing and canning industry in the Zamboanga Peninsula has adopted its own voluntary code of good practices in pursuit of the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DoLE’s) reform agenda on industry self-governance.

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Fishing, canning industry adopts voluntary

Published by rudy Date posted on March 28, 2011

Philippines (PNA) – As a prime exporter of processed fish products, the fishing and canning industry in the Zamboanga Peninsula has adopted its own voluntary code of good practices in pursuit of the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DoLE’s) reform agenda on industry self-governance.

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Fishery subsidy exemptions seen as double-edged

Published by rudy Date posted on February 20, 2011

THE PHILIPPINES should be wary of proposals exempting poor countries from cutting their fishery subsidies at the ongoing World Trade Organization (WTO) talks if it wants to secure global stocks, international advocacy group Oceana said last week.

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Study supports community-based management to save fisheries

Published by rudy Date posted on January 7, 2011

PARIS — A study by marine scientists has given powerful backing to campaigners who say the future of many of the world’s fisheries lies in co-management by government, local people and fishermen.

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Stocks dwindle as trawlers empty Asia’s seas

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2010

Overfishing in Southeast Asian seas has left garoupas and sea bass in dire straits, searching for mates on denuded seabeds, according to experts alarmed by declining catches. Marine scientists and fishermen say that popular fish species—especially the large and valuable ones—have been caught indiscriminately, causing numbers to plunge dramatically.

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RP, Vietnam sign MoA on fisheries cooperation

Published by rudy Date posted on June 29, 2010

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and Vietnam on Monday signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) on bilateral cooperation on fisheries in Hanoi, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a news release Tuesday.

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Fisherfolk urge Noynoy to suspend Fisheries Code’s implementation

Published by rudy Date posted on June 12, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Some 50 fisherfolk leaders and environmental activists yesterday urged President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III to indefinitely suspend the implementation of the Fisheries Code of 1998. Republic Act No. 8550 for the law’s failure to protect the livelihood and marine environment all over the country.

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Bantay dagat sa Liloan gitabangan sa TUCP partylist

Published by rudy Date posted on September 14, 2009
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World tuna stocks: falling, falling, falling

Published by rudy Date posted on June 7, 2009

SEVERAL tuna fisheries have collapsed and others are in steep decline as overfishing continues and world tuna stocks fall.

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Tuna transshipment: a new business opportunity

Published by rudy Date posted on June 7, 2009

TORIL, Davao City: Transshipment is a relatively new phenomenon and Davao is the only place in the country where a fishery product may pass through without paying taxes on its way to auction destinations in Japan, Canada and the United States.

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CATCHING multi-million -dollar auction markets

Published by rudy Date posted on June 7, 2009

DAVAO CITY: Unload the chilled tuna, pack in carton boxes, put in refrigerated container vans, whisk to the international airport and from there to Manila, then fly them to Tokyo in time for the multimillion-dollar auction markets in Japan early the next morning.

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