Category Archives: fishing

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 […]