Deep Dive Fridays | MANTRA RAYS

#DeepDiveFridays | Highly intelligent and highly threatened, manta rays are the largest rays in the world. These beautiful sea creatures can be found in various tropical, subtropical and temperate ocean waters across the globe. “Manta” means blanket or cloak in Spanish, referring to their large, flat, diamond-shaped bodies, which have distinct triangular pectoral fins. Mantra continue reading : Deep Dive Fridays | MANTRA RAYS

THE DA-BFAR TOOK PART IN THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF A LAMBAKLAD PROJECT IN BRGY. MALOBAGO, MANITO ALBAY, LAST MAY 17,2022

Led by BFAR’s National Director Commodore Eduardo Gongona, BFAR region 5 Director Nelson Bien and BFAR Central Office Capture Fisheries Division Chief Rafael Ramiscal, the bureau awarded the lambaklad to the Maliit na Mangingisda ng Malabago which has 36 members. The construction of the lambaklad unit started in April and was finished in the second continue reading : THE DA-BFAR TOOK PART IN THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF A LAMBAKLAD PROJECT IN BRGY. MALOBAGO, MANITO ALBAY, LAST MAY 17,2022

Deep Dive Fridays | SAWFISH

#DeepDiveFridays | Characterized by a long elongated saw-like snout with enlarged lateral teeth, sawfishes are widely distributed across tropical and warm temperate nearshore waters in the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific. They are found in coastal waters such as lagoons, estuaries, and brackish river deltas. Some species can penetrate rivers and large lakes. These fishes tend to continue reading : Deep Dive Fridays | SAWFISH

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: AUTOMATED FEATURE EXTRACTION FROM NIGHTTIME SATELLITE IMAGERIES

#CallForExpressionOfInterest | The Philippine Space Agency, Department of Science and Technology (DOST Philippines) – Advance Science and Technology Institute, Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Central Office, and USAID Fish Right are partnering to expand the Philippines’ capabilities in handling and processing nighttime satellite imageries for fisheries applications and other maritime continue reading : CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: AUTOMATED FEATURE EXTRACTION FROM NIGHTTIME SATELLITE IMAGERIES

DA-BFAR 172nd Maritime Forum

The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) and the Maritime League held the 172nd Maritime Forum Tuesday, April 26, at the BFAR Central Office. DA-BFAR National Director Eduardo B. Gongona shared the Fisheries Action Plan to improve fish production in the country and empower municipal fisherfolk. The action plan included capacitating municipal continue reading : DA-BFAR 172nd Maritime Forum

DA-BFAR CELEBRATES APRIL AS FILIPINO FOOD MONTH

DA-BFAR joins the entire Philippines in the celebration of the Filipino Food Month this April! With the theme “Pagkaing Pilipino, Susi sa Pag-unlad at Pagbabago,” we recognize, preserve, and ensure the advancement of traditional Filipino cuisine while supporting our local farmers, fisherfolk, and other agricultural and aquacultural communities. WATCH: DA-BFAR’s Fisheries Post-Harvest Technology Division demonstrates continue reading : DA-BFAR CELEBRATES APRIL AS FILIPINO FOOD MONTH

CEREMONIAL STOCKING OF THE FIRST- GENERATION DEVELOPED ADAPTABLE RED (DAR) TILAPIA LAST MARCH 25, 2022

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Undersecretary for Agri-Industrialization and for Fisheries Cheryl Marie Natividad-Caballero join DA-BFAR officials and staff in the ceremonial stocking of the first-generation Developed Adaptable Red (DAR) tilapia last March 25, 2022 at the National Freshwater Fisheries Technology Center (BFAR-NFFTC). Red tilapia are genetic mutants selected from tilapia species in the genus continue reading : CEREMONIAL STOCKING OF THE FIRST- GENERATION DEVELOPED ADAPTABLE RED (DAR) TILAPIA LAST MARCH 25, 2022

DA-BFAR’s Fisheries Post-Harvest Technology Division organizes a bangus deboning activity at the BFAR’s Central Office in Quezon City.

In support of the observance of the National Women’s Month this March, the DA-BFAR’s Fisheries Post-Harvest Technology Division organizes a bangus deboning activity at the BFAR’s Central Office in Quezon City. DA-BFAR National Director Eduardo Gongona joins the Bureau’s officers and employees in demonstrating the proper way of deboning a bangus. #TagapagtaguyodNgMalinisAtMasaganangKaragatan #MasaganangAniMataasNaKita #OneDA

#BFARPressRelease | DA-BFAR, CDA pen a MOA strengthening fisherfolk cooperatives

The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) forging a partnership for the organization, capacity building, and development of fisherfolk cooperatives Thursday, March 24, at BFAR Central Office, Quezon City. Represented by BFAR National Director Eduardo B. Gongona and CDA Chairperson continue reading : #BFARPressRelease | DA-BFAR, CDA pen a MOA strengthening fisherfolk cooperatives