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 Crops and Rural Credit Evelyn G. Lavina, DA Assistant Secretary for the DA-Wide Field Inspectorate Federico E. Laciste, Jr., BFAR Assistant Director for Operations Sammy A. Malvas, and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Rear Admiral Charlie Q. Rances.

The ceremony aims to underscore the milestone that the Bureau has achieved in its efforts to protect and conserve the Philippine fisheries resources as well as the strides born out of its commitment to scale up the state of the fisheries sector.

PCG and BFAR MCS captains were also recognized during the event.