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The Online Magazine for Sustainable Seas
May, 1999 Vol. 2 No. 5





Philippine Mayors Hold Historic Conference of Coastal Municipalities
The Philippines' celebration of its first-ever "Month of the Ocean" ended on a high note with the successful staging of the historic Conference of Coastal Municipalities last May 26-28.

A mayor's elegy to the sea: Moved by the often passionate discussions on coastal issues during the conference, Mayor Gody Ferrer of Hermosa, Bataan wrote "Taghoy ng Yamang-Dagat" (Sighs of the Sea) , a plaintive poem mourning the loss of our coastal and marine resources.

A Closer Look at Blast Fishing in the Philippines
About 70,000 fishers - that's 12% of the total number of capture fishers in the country - are suspected to engage in blast fishing.

Sea Squirts: Children's Page
Ekolohiya: Kuwento ng Lahat,
by Del A. Castillo / Fredo I. Lazarte
For Over Seas Filipino-speaking readers, this section includes colorfully illustrated lessons in ecology and the different ecosystems, courtesy of the Training Desk of Tambuyog Development Center (



Coastal Alert

Ocean related developments from all over.

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