STATEMENT ON THE ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT OF THE DA-BFAR DIRECTOR IN AGRICULTURAL SMUGGLING

The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) takes exception to the report released by the Senate Committee of the Whole alleging involvement of DA-BFAR National Director Eduardo B. Gongona in agricultural smuggling. Under Director Gongona’s leadership, the DA-BFAR has remained committed to the government’s endeavor to end corruption by instituting mechanisms continue reading : STATEMENT ON THE ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT OF THE DA-BFAR DIRECTOR IN AGRICULTURAL SMUGGLING

DA-BFAR JOINED THE MARITIME CONFERENCE DURING THE 7TH PHILMARINE EXHIBITION ON JUNE 23 AT THE SMX CONVENTION CENTER, PASAY CITY

Assistant Director for Operations Sammy A. Malvas presented the Bureau’s fisheries action plan on behalf of National Director Eduardo B. Gongona. AD Malvas shared how the Bureau plans to empower and capacitate municipal fisherfolk through interventions in capture fisheries and aquaculture. Rear Admiral Vicente M. Agdamag, AFP (Ret.), meanwhile, discussed ways how to harness the continue reading : DA-BFAR JOINED THE MARITIME CONFERENCE DURING THE 7TH PHILMARINE EXHIBITION ON JUNE 23 AT THE SMX CONVENTION CENTER, PASAY CITY

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER AND DIRECTOR GENERAL HERMOGENES ESPERON AND USEC. FOR AGRI-INDUSTRIALIZATION AND FOR FISHERIES CHERYL MARIE NATIVIDAD CABALLERO LED THE LAUNCHING OF THE NFMC

The National Fisheries Monitoring Center is one of the components of the BFAR’s Integrated Marine Environment Monitoring System (IMEMS), serving as a viewing center of the BFAR’s Vessel Monitoring System operators in monitoring the activities of commercial fishing vessels around the country. The launch was attended by various members of the National Taskforce on the continue reading : NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER AND DIRECTOR GENERAL HERMOGENES ESPERON AND USEC. FOR AGRI-INDUSTRIALIZATION AND FOR FISHERIES CHERYL MARIE NATIVIDAD CABALLERO LED THE LAUNCHING OF THE NFMC

PRESENTATION OF DA-BFAR FLOATING ASSETS TO HIGHLIGHT THE MILESTONES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST IUU FISHING AND OTHER DEVELOPMENT STRIDES IN THE FISHERIES SECTOR

Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) National Director Eduardo B. Gongona spearheaded the presentation of DA-BFAR floating assets to highlight the Bureau’s milestones in its fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and its development strides in the fisheries sector. Along with BFAR National Director were DA Undersecretary for High Value continue reading : PRESENTATION OF DA-BFAR FLOATING ASSETS TO HIGHLIGHT THE MILESTONES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST IUU FISHING AND OTHER DEVELOPMENT STRIDES IN THE FISHERIES SECTOR

#BFARPressRelease | BFAR CENTRAL OFFICE RECEIVES HIGHEST AUDIT RATING FROM COA

State auditors have affirmed efforts of the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to maintain transparency and accountability in its financial activities, as the Commission on Audit renders an unqualified opinion on DA-BFAR Central Office’s financial statements for 2021—a first in the history of BFAR. An unqualified opinion is the highest audit continue reading : #BFARPressRelease | BFAR CENTRAL OFFICE RECEIVES HIGHEST AUDIT RATING FROM COA

BFAR PRESS RELEASE | DA-BFAR awards Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan 2020 winners

Three municipalities from Luzon and Visayas were awarded as outstanding coastal communities by the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) during the Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) 2020 awarding ceremony and the Month of the Ocean Celebration on Tuesday, May 31, in Pasay City. Conferred by DA Undersecretary for Agri-industrialization and continue reading : BFAR PRESS RELEASE | DA-BFAR awards Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan 2020 winners

MALINIS AT MASAGANANG KARAGATAN 2020 AWARDING CEREMONY

Tunghayan ang pagbibigay-pugay at pagkilala sa tatlong munisipalidad na nagpamalas ng kani-kanilang natatanging pagsisikap upang tanghaling kampeon ng Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan: The Search for the Most Outstanding Coastal Communities. Mapapanood ang selebrasyon LIVE, 9 AM, bukas dito sa official FB page ng Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – Central Office. #TagapagtaguyodNgMalinisAtMasaganangKaragatan #MalinisatMasaganangKaragatan #OneDA continue reading : MALINIS AT MASAGANANG KARAGATAN 2020 AWARDING CEREMONY