The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources will be accepting applications for new Commercial Fishing Vessel/Gear License, following the expiration of the Moratorium on the issuance of new Commercial Fishing Vessel/Gear License (CFVGL) on January 23, 2022.Applicants may file their application, together with the complete requirements, to the BFAR Regional Office that has jurisdiction over the homeport of the vessel. The filing of new CFVGL is covered by Fisheries Administrative Order No. 198-1, series of 2018 or the “Rules and regulations governing the registration and licensing of commercial fishing vessels, fishing gears and fish workers. ”DA-BFAR would like to remind its stakeholders that only applications with complete requirements in accordance with FAO 198-1 shall be accepted by the BFAR Regional Offices. The Moratorium on the issuance of new CFVGL, which lasted three years, took effect on January 24, 2019 by virtue of BFAR Administrative Circular No. 253-1, series of 2018