Category Archives: fishing

TURNING POINT: Fish Shortfall and Mind Fall: On Galunggong and Gonggong Thinking

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/ 31 August) – To attribute the shortfall of fish supply to the restriction of commercial fishing vessels from operating in municipal water is irrational and baseless.  Such myopia and naiveté to come from authorities to secure the food supply of the country is unimaginable and puts us in a precarious course. The […]

Spear Fishing

SPEAR FISHING. As old as time, spear fishing continues to this day, as demonstrated by this fisherfolk at Rock Island, Barangay Cambangan in the municipality of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur on Saturda (11 August 2018). This method of fishing uses homema…

The morning after

Fisherman uses a vehicle’s battery and a metal rod to fish in a swampy area in Barangay Libertad in Butuan City on December 23, 2017, the morning after severe tropical storm Vinta made landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental.  MjndaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO  

Congress to probe impact of fisheries laws in Caraga

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Oct) – The continued decline of fish catch volume that has greatly affected the fisherfolk in Caraga and the implementation of fisheries laws that allegedly devastated the livelihood of ordinary fishermen in the region while benefitting the large-scale fishing industry have prompted some party-list legislators to conduct an investigation. The […]

Five giant ‘lapu-lapu’ breeders freed into Sarangani Bay

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 June) –  Five giant “lapu-lapu” (grouper) spawners were released into the protected Sarangani Bay in a bid to boost the livelihood of thousands of small fishermen as well as spur tourism in the area, officials said. Genia Genosa, production superintendent for Finfish Hatcheries Inc., said the giant lapu-lapus, which weigh from 80 kilograms […]