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Watch: What is Bottom Trawling?

Bottom trawling has long been wreaking havoc in our oceans. Not only does it severely destroy seafloor habitats and catch anything it comes into contact with, but it also causes conflicts among fisherfolk. Watch this video to learn more about how you can help #BanBottomTrawl.

Watch: The Bottom Line on Bottom Trawling

Aside from destroying our marine ecosystems, bottom trawling also harms the livelihood of many of our fishers across the country. These are the stories of the people whose lives have been adversely affected by this destructive fishing practice. It is high time to implement the ban on bottom trawl in our municipal waters.

Infographic: DILG-DA-BFAR Joint Implementing Guidelines on the Ban on Bottom Trawl within Municipal Waters

226,000 square kilometers of municipal waters in the Philippines will now be protected from destructive bottom trawling! The Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) of the Department of the Interior and Local Governement (DILG) and the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on the ban on bottom trawl within municipal waters was signed last November 29, … Read more

Bulungan at the Navotas Fish Complex

Most Filipino fish markets are packed full of peddlers shouting fish prices at the tops of their lungs – but at the Navotas fishport in Manila, fish buying is a quiet business. The sun rises and sets and illuminates thousands of fish bursting out of neatly-ordered banyeras or fish tubs at the Navotas Fishport Complex … Read more

We Can Save the Oceans to Feed the World

What’s tougher than feeding a billion people? Feeding nine billion. Many of the seven billion people today (including you hopefully) will share the world with another two billion by 2050. Theoretically, our survival is hinged on a simple equation: we must produce enough food to feed everyone three squares daily. The problem is that 925 … Read more

Oceana lauds DA’s stance to suspend LGU officials who fail to stop illegal fishing

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that local government officials who could not stop illegal fishing until the end of June will face administrative charges. The Agriculture Secretary said that he will take the issue directly to President Rodrigo Duterte, who committed to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in his first State … Read more

Cousteau calls for protection of Benham Rise for future generation

Oceana senior advisor Alexandra Cousteau urged the government to ensure that the marine resources documented by scientists during the expedition in May would be protected from commercial exploitation even before their uses are fully known. The granddaughter of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau capped her two-week visit to the Philippines as the guest speaker at a … Read more

Alexandra Cousteau to support sustainable fisheries reforms in Philippines visit

Conservation advocate Alexandra Cousteau, senior adviser to Oceana, is visiting the Philippines from Aug. 29 to Sept. 11 to promote awareness on sustainable fisheries management and the global fight against illegal fishing practices. The grandchild of renowned undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, Alexandra has closely followed in her father, Philippe, and grandfather’s footsteps and has been … Read more