Freshwater Fish

The Philippines has about 330 freshwater fish, including nine endemic genera and more than 65 endemic species, many of which are confined to single lakes. There are also several hundred tropical fish species found in the Philippines.

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  • Langun-Gobingob Cave Calbiga Samar For Three Days And Two Nights Day 1 Upper Gobingob Chamber

    Langun-Gobingob Cave Calbiga Samar For Three Days And Two Nights Day 1 Upper Gobingob Chamber

    The last time I traveled alone for a big adventure was in my teens and as I grow older, I think I've become softer and more cautious. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that my first solo adventure as an adult is to spend three days and two nights inside a cave! I am congratulating myself right now for being a brave soul.

    The girls I met during the 14th Spelunking in Calbiga Caves 2016 event were all solo travelers! One of them, Hazel Lagos, braved the Everest Base Camp alone! I laud them for their courage and as I listened to their stories, I realized that I have so many fears inside ...

  • Unique Parrot Fish From Siargao Island

    Unique Parrot Fish From Siargao Island

    This one of the many rich species of marine life in Siargao Island. The market became the hub of fresh catch fishes around the island because of rich in marine biodiversity that touches the rim of the Pacific Ocean. Witness them near the shoreline of the island.

    Siargao, not just the hub of marine life, but the tourist destinations as well. Cloud 9 is the best surfing destinations in the country, Philippines. But ther are lots of surfing sites in the islands. Other beautiful destinations such as beautiful white sand beaches, islands hopping, mountain trekking, caving, and swimming the water ...

  • Wildlife In The Islands Of Palawan

    Wildlife In The Islands Of Palawan

    Dubbed the Philippines' "Last Ecological Frontier," Palawan Islands composed of more than 1,700 islands, abound with natural resources akin to an unexplored wilderness. In 1990, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the whole province of Palawan, comprising 1,489,600 hectares, a biosphere reserve. The Palawan Biosphere Reserve is a cluster of islands composed of one long main island and smaller groups of islands around it.

    Diverse Array of Wildlife

    The province has a very diverse array of animals and plants in its terrestrial and marine e ...

  • Better Fish To Fry

    Better Fish To Fry

    Because of a general trend toward healthy lifestyle, more people, in the last decade, have turned to fish as a source of protein in their diets. We've always thought that fish was unlimited and affordable. After all, the oceans cover 75 percent of the earth's surface. How could they not be forever filled with fish? But we are wrong.

    In the early 1800s, we brought the whale population to the brink of extinction in our quest for blubber for lamp oil. And that was just the beginning. Technology and commercialism have grown much faster than the fish population and, in 1989, the worldwide fishin ...

  • Galunggong Fishing Ban Lifted

    Galunggong Fishing Ban Lifted

    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) lifted on Monday the temporary ban on round scad (galunggong) fishing in the waters off northeastern Palawan.

    The three-month closed season for galunggong, which began in November last year, is an initiative by both the fishing sector and the government through the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and BFAR to secure increased and long-term supply of the said fish species.

    "We are glad to note the fishing operators were fully engaged during the data gathering, planning, and actual implementation of the closed seaso ...

  • Saving The Rare Tawilis

    Saving The Rare Tawilis

    Tawilis is scarcely available now," said Osye Catapang, a resident of Villa Luisa Homes in Dasmariñas City, Cavite.

    Catapang, a native of San Nicolas, Batangas, said he went to the Pamilihang Sentral ng Dasmariñas, or the city central market, on February 28 to buy tawilis, but returned home empty-handed.

    Tawilis (Sardinella tawilis) is a freshwater sardine found exclusively in Taal Lake in Batangas. It is small??"only 15 centimeters in length and less than 30 grams in weight.

    Catapang said he often goes to the market, which is 15 minutes away from his home, to buy the rare fish, his ...