#BFARPressRelease | GOVERNMENT AND PARTNERS AIM TO IMPROVE LIVES OF FILIPINO FISHERFOLK THROUGH FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

A program that aims to raise the economic status of Filipino fisherfolk by capacitating them on financial management was launched on May 23, in Quezon City. DA-BFAR, one of the proponents of the Financial Education Program along with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BDO Foundation, and the USAID’s Fish Right Program through the PATH Foundation PH continue reading : #BFARPressRelease | GOVERNMENT AND PARTNERS AIM TO IMPROVE LIVES OF FILIPINO FISHERFOLK THROUGH FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

#TestimonyaNgTagumpay | STARTED OUT AS A FOOD-FOR-WORK INITIATIVE CLEANING SUMLANG LAKE SIX YEARS AGO

Under the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ Balik Sigla sa mga Ilog at Lawa (BASIL) program, Sumlang Fisheries Association was awarded 30 pieces of drums, bamboos, fishing nets, 10,000 pieces of tilapia fingerlings, and 97 sacks of feeds. These implements were used by the association to create a now tourist attraction where visitors can continue reading : #TestimonyaNgTagumpay | STARTED OUT AS A FOOD-FOR-WORK INITIATIVE CLEANING SUMLANG LAKE SIX YEARS AGO

KAPITAN KRESS BAYANING MANGINGISDA AT MAGSASAKA SEARCH 2022

The Bureau supports this activity which is truly timely and relevant as the nation also celebrates the whole month of May as Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month. The DA-BFAR congratulates all the winners of the Search, especially Mr. Rolando Rabang from Bacnotan, La Union and Mr. Monte Manalo from Batangas City, Batangas, hailed as Grand Winners continue reading : KAPITAN KRESS BAYANING MANGINGISDA AT MAGSASAKA SEARCH 2022

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