Catch of the Week
Philippine Scientist Grows Coral Reefs from Broken Coral Fragments
Guillermo Delos Reyes has been fishing all his life in the waters off Batangas. Three decades ago, he could earn several thousands of pesos from fish scooped up in his...
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Fiji Moves Toward Systematic Coastal Planning
The Republic of Fiji will soon put in place its first comprehensive coastal resource planning system to address some of the country’s challenges to sustainable coastal development. Most government departments...
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Coral trout is the most favored fish for live reef fish trade (Photo courtesy of WWF)
WWF Study Cites Challenges Facing Taytay’s Fishing Industry
Taytay’s thriving Live Reef Fish Trade (LRFT) continues to be besieged by overfishing, lack of proper management practices, and the lack of supporting policies to address these concerns, according to...
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Value of Coral Triangle Reefs’ Fisheries estimated at $3 billion
A new study estimates that reef fishes in the Coral Triangle are worth $3 billion, comprising 30% of the total value of commercial fisheries in the region, based on datasets...
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Fisheries, Aquaculture in the Coral Triangle are Vitally Important: Report
The coastal fisheries resources in the Coral Triangle provide food, sustain income, and fuel trade and enterprise for more than 373 million people living in the six countries of Malaysia,...
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Hook and bag method of COTs collection
Crown-of-Thorns Starfish Threatens Marine Life in Vanuatu
The crown-of-thorns starfish (COTs), also known as Acanthaster planci, is wreaking havoc on the coral reefs of Vanuatu. Studies in other countries have shown that as much as 90% of...
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A participant gets hands-on training on substrate assessment
Timor-Leste sends team to Cebu for marine protected area field training
A Timor-Leste contingent recently participated in a hands-on field training session on marine protected areas (MPAs) management held in two coastal towns in the province of Cebu in the Philippines...
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Participants at the development training in Nadi, Fiji
Pacific Communities Join Development Training on Coastal Management
Coastal communities, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), government agencies, and concerned groups in the Pacific joined a 3-day development training on integrated coastal and fisheries management and climate change adaptation conducted by...
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Community members discuss climate change adaptations in Atauro, Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste Coastal Communities Adapt to Climate Change
Emerging as an independent nation in 2002 after decades of unrest, Timor-Leste faces many development challenges. Around three quarters of the country’s 1.07 million people live in rural areas, and...
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Volunteers carry mangrove seedlings for planting
Batangas Fishing Community Benefits From Mangrove Reforestation
Volunteers and community members planted 1,000 mangrove seedlings in “Ang Pulo” (The Island) in Barangay Balibago, Calatagan, Batangas and join in the coastal clean-up and pledge signing. The activity was...
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