A United Nations specialized agency tasked to improve safety and security of international shipping has added a layer of protection to the Tubbataha Reef with the approval of the country's proposal to establish the 97,030-hectare marine sanctuary in the Sulu Sea as an Area to be Avoided (Atba).
The subcommittee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) authorized the proposal during its fourth session at the IMO headquarters in London from March 6 to 10, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
With the ATBA as the s ...
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is studying the proposal to implement the three-month closed fishing season a month earlier than the existing schedule.
BFAR's National Fishery Research Development Institute, which conducts the study on the spawning of sardines, made the proposal to change the schedule of the fishing ban.
But Benjan Ilahan, BFAR fishery management regulatory enforcement division chief, said the proposed new schedule would be implemented starting next year.
"There is a proposal to move the closed fishing season to an earlier month for next year sinc ...
What a morning. Dolphins everywhere in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, on the Sulu Sea.
Living Treasures of the Celebes Sea in Sulu.
Bluefin trevally is a type of sportfish commonly sought by local anglers who are willing to travel some distance for the thrill and excitement of pulling it up.
This species used to be found in abundance in the Straits of Malacca, particularly around rocky Pulau Sembilan, Pulau Perak and the East Coast, especially among shallow reefs.
Unfortunately, bluefin trevally can rarely be found in our waters. Even if it is caught on the rod and line today, the size is much smaller, mostly less than 1kg, a far cry from those caught a decade ago.
Its population has dwindled, caused by heavy fish ...
As Morcheba states: Wonder never cease... particularly underwater!
In the video: Green turtles, Crocodile Fish, Blue-ringed octopus, frog fish, the always popular Nudibranch, pipe fish and what I believe is a mini-scorpion fish... Thanks a lot to the Australian couple who provided me with the clip after scaring the turtles. No hard feelings guys!