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The Online Magazine for Sustainable Seas 
October, 2010, Vol. 12 No. 4


Various constituency groups, including the fishers themselves, helped promote transparency in decision-making and push fisheries reform in the FISH Project sites. (Photo: A. Sia, 2008)

A Message To Our Friends & Partners
After 7 years of implementation, the Fisheries Improved for Sustainable Harvest (FISH) Project is now completed. As we bid farewell, we take stock of our achievements and the lessons we learned from our quest to promote good fisheries governance in the Philippines through national policy reform and capacity building in our focal areas in Calamianes, Palawan; Danajon Bank, Bohol; Lanuza Bay, Surigao del Sur; and Tawi-Tawi Bay, Tawi-Tawi. In looking back, we hope to provide a clearer view of the way forward that all those who must carry on the cause can follow our partners in government, non-governmental organizations, the academe and all stakeholder communities, the countless courageous and committed individuals who believe and endeavor to prove that sustainable and responsible fisheries can happen in our country. Full Story.



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Fisheries production to grow 8% in 2010 despite El Niño
RP adopts Southeast Asia action plan for marine conservation
Government eyeing higher seaweed production in 2010
DA cites specific measures to cope with climate change, trade liberalization
DENR creates task force to monitor coral bleaching
DENR, GTZ sign agreement supporting Philippine efforts toward cutting greenhouse gases
New guidelines to ensure greater public, LGU participation in ECC processing
DENR, Senate to fast-track bills on protected areas to preserve wildlife habitats
DENR to closely monitor wildlife trade
Agriculture department to fast track completion of Philippine Halal food standards
Bicol tops fisheries production in first half of 2010
"President's fish" facing extinction
BFAR plans more floating fish cages in mariculture parks
Government to offer financing scheme for fish cages
Tilapia gains popularity abroad
Drive vs illegal fishpens in Dagupan starts Sep 1
Artificial reef eyed for damaged marine reserve in Dauin, Negros Oriental
Fishers’ group seeks compensation for oil spill
SC gives Palawan fishermen green light to sue oil firm
BFAR-12 strengthens MCS system; apprehends 68 vessels in September

UN chief highlights collective responsibility to protect world’s oceans
World pays high price for overfishing, studies say
Scientists issue call to heal world’s coral reefs
First global guidelines for certification of fish production finalized – UN
UN officials stress tourism’s role in safeguarding environment, reducing poverty
On World Maritime Day, UN officials urges tribute to seafarers
Marine census results released
Marine species threatened by pollution, climate change – UN report
UN Ambassador Edward Norton calls for people power to protect biodiversity
Sea cow, origin of mythical mermaid, threatened with extinction, UN warns
Young corals vulnerable to predators
Climate change implicated in decline of horseshoe crabs
Seafood eco-labels not always reliable, says study
Human noise pollution in ocean can lead fish away from good habitats and off to their death
Climate change affects turtles and dugongs
Asian chief justices, judges propose network to promote environment justice
China tops world in catch and consumption of fish
ASEAN businesses urged to green the supply chain
China, Japan agree to restrict increase in Chinese fishing boats
Taiwan eyes marine park despite fishers’ objection
Climate change threatens livelihood, nutrition losses for Asia-Pacific fishers
Pacific Island countries warn UN debate of threats from overfishing
Green growth can help Asia-Pacific overcome recessions, climate change -- UN
Coral death strikes at SE Asia
11 Malaysian fishermen may face a Philippine court
Japan: Nomura to launch world's 1st fishery investment fund
India: UNDP steps in to save marine sanctuary
Climate change hits SE Australia fish species
Australia: Great Barrier Reef corals reveal sea level and climate changes
Europe in fish debt to rest of the world
Europe: UN warns alien species are threatening biodiversity of Wadden Sea
US issues rule on IUU vessels
Rising ‘dead zones’ threaten US coastal ecosystem
Per capita seafood consumption in US slips
US: Lawsuit launched to save tuna imperiled by overfishing, Gulf of Mexico oil spill
US: Biologist quits MSC over sockeye certification
African coastal states organize network to tackle illegal fishing

Review: Current management of tuna fisheries
Tool to monitor trade in endangered species
Canned Tuna Guide
Green guide for humanitarian operation


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