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Marine documentary makers stumble across illegal dynamite fishermen

Documentary filmmakers shooting a new nature series in the Philippines witnessed at first hand the devastation caused by dynamite fishing. A camera crew working on the new four-part documentary Big Pacific — which is set for global release this summer — filmed as coastguards accompanying them gave chase. “The illegal…



Manila airport worker arrested for smuggling rare animals to Japan

Authorities have taken possession of 47 rare animals and birds that a NAIA airport police officer was attempting to smuggle to Japan. The animals included 11 tarsiers, 11 snakes, 11 monitor lizards, eight sailfin lizards and several breeds of owl. Police security found the animals packed in styrofoam cases which…


Banged up: Dynamite fishermen arrested in Carles, Iloilo

Three fishermen from the coastal town of Carles in the province of Iloilo have been arrested for dynamite fishing. The Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force have charged the three men the violation of Section 88 of Republic Act 8500 (Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998). 27-year-old Jay-ar Bensorto, 31-year-old Jerald…