Fisherfolk call for suspension of closed fishing season policy in typhoon-affected provinces

PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD FACEBOOK PAGE AN ORGANIZATION of small fishermen has expressed its opposition to importing fish for typhoon-hit areas, calling instead for aid to restore its members’ livelihoods and the lifting of an order imposing a closed fishing season on key fishing grounds. The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) said in […]

Organization of fishermen seeks gov’t help for members

THE Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA), an organization of small fishermen, said the government needs to provide aid to small fisherfolk during the three-month closed fishing season in the Visayan Sea. Fernando L. Hicap, PAMALAKAYA chairman, said that the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) needs to disburse P10,000 per family […]

Closed fishing season ‘unjust’ to small fishermen, organization claims

THE PRACTICE of closing fishing grounds to allow fisheries to recover has had a disproportionate impact on small fishermen by depriving them of livelihoods while driving up consumer food costs, according to a fishermen’s organization, the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA).  PAMALAKAYA National Chairman Fernando L. Hicap said in a statement Monday […]

Bill establishing deposit insurer for cooperatives filed at Senate

A SENATOR has filed a measure to help protect cooperatives’ money by establishing the Philippine Cooperative Deposit Insurance Corp. Senator Francis N. Pangilinan filed Senate Bill No. 2249 or the Cooperative Depositors Act of 2021. Mr. Pangilinan said while cooperative banks are included in the membership of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp., other savings and […]

Regional Updates (03/01/21)

2 Northern Mindanao areas positive for red tide THE latest shellfish bulletin from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) includes Murcielagos Bay and Ozamiz City in Misamis Occidental, and Taguines Lagoon in Camiguin among the areas positive for red tide contamination. Shellfish harvested in these areas, both located in the Northern Mindanao Region, […]

Regional Updates (02/02/21)

Fishing season for galunggong reopens in Palawan THE three-month closed fishing season for roundscad, locally known as galunggong, in northeast Palawan has been lifted, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) announced Tuesday. BFAR said the resumption of fishing activities in the area is expected to stabilize the supply and price of galunggong and […]