News and Features

PANGUIL BAY, SOON! A HIDEAWAY FOR FISHES

The site of fishes and invertebrates jumping, swimming and enjoying life excites almost everyone. Abundant aquatic plants gives hope that marine lives dependent on it still lingers. That scene is what we wanted to witness in Panguil Bay. Hesitant to fisherfolk in Sumalig, Tambulig are motivated to support the establishment of fish sanctuary and mangrove reforestation project. They grasp the concept of "HELP SAVE OUR MANGROVE BEFORE THEY TOTALLY DISAPPEAR and "SAVE OUR SEAS, SAVE OUR FUTURE" as advocated by the Fishery Resource Management Project IEC Group.>>read more

MANGROVE CRAB CULTURE: AN ART AND GAIN

A need to address the twin pronged issues of excessive fishing effort and persistent poverty in coastal communities of Panguil Bay paved the way to culturing mangrove crabs in pond. Lucky enough, this proved to be an easy and successful undertaking, the only constraints is fisherfolk in the Panguil Bay coasts of the province lack the needed capital. The inability to accesss capital together with the needed technical know-how, somehow affected the positive drive towards progress.>>read more

 

GMA Fisheries TARGET SETTING 2004 IN 5 PROVINCES

The BFAR Regional Office No. IX has recently conducted its CY 2004 Ginintuang Masaganang Ani (GMA) for Fisheries Target Setting in Zamboanga Sibugay (March1-3), Zamboanga del Norte (March 4-6), Zamboanga del Sur (March 8-10), Zamboanga City and Basilan Province (March 18-20) respectively. In attendance were the GMA Fisheries Technicians,Provincial Fisheries Coordinators (PFCs), Municipal Agriculturists (MAs), Provincial Agriculturists (PAs), City Agriculturist (CA), Local Government Units(LGUs). Participants were lectured on Monitoring, Control & Surveillance (MCS), Seaweeds Development Program (SDP), Price Monitoring, Monitoring of Residue and its Protocol, Commercial Fishing Vessel and Licensing, CY 2004 Work and Financial Plan and an overview of the CY 2003 Accomplishment Report. Important matters and issues were also addressed. (By: Imelda J. Kimpa)