#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

#BFARPressRelease | MANGROVE CRAB NURSING SITES AND AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGY SEEN TO BOOST PRODUCTION IN CATANDUANES

In line with the government’s push for a more productive aquaculture sector, the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) has turned over 12 mangrove crab nursery sites to fisherfolk at the BFAR Palnab Brackishwater Demonstration Fish Farm and Nursery in the province of Catanduanes on March 8, 2022. Apart from the continue reading : #BFARPressRelease | MANGROVE CRAB NURSING SITES AND AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGY SEEN TO BOOST PRODUCTION IN CATANDUANES

Closed Fishing Season | SARDINES CLOSED SEASON IN ZAMBOANGA LIFTED MARCH 1

Closed Fishing Season | SARDINES CLOSED SEASON IN ZAMBOANGA LIFTED MARCH 1 For more than a decade, the closed fishing season has been implemented in accordance to Bureau Administrative Circular (BAC) No. 255 as a marine conservation measure to help protect and conserve sardines in the Zamboanga Peninsula. With the pause in sardine fishing activities, continue reading : Closed Fishing Season | SARDINES CLOSED SEASON IN ZAMBOANGA LIFTED MARCH 1

#BFARPressRelease | MUNICIPAL FISHERFOLK ASSOCIATIONS TO GET 62-FOOTER FISHING BOATS FROM THE GOVERNMENT

The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) has inaugurated, today, February 28, two government-procured, 62-footer steel-hulled fishing vessels at the Sual Fish Port Complex in Sual, Pangasinan. The Filipino-built ringnet fishing vessels, each costing over Php 23 million, are equipped with full machinery and accessories designed to provide identified municipal fisherfolk organizations continue reading : #BFARPressRelease | MUNICIPAL FISHERFOLK ASSOCIATIONS TO GET 62-FOOTER FISHING BOATS FROM THE GOVERNMENT

#BFARPressRelease | GOV’T, STAKEHOLDERS FORGE NEW FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR THE PHILIPPINE FISHERIES INDUSTRY

The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), along with the representatives from the fisheries sector, has formally launched the new Comprehensive National Fisheries Industry Development Plan (CNFIDP) on February 22, 2022, at the Seda Hotel, Quezon City. Through extensive consultations with hundreds of stakeholders and industry players from four (4) major continue reading : #BFARPressRelease | GOV’T, STAKEHOLDERS FORGE NEW FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR THE PHILIPPINE FISHERIES INDUSTRY

DA-BFAR PRESS RELEASE: CASIGURAN, AURORA: A MODEL OF MUNICIPAL FISHERFOLK AND COMMERCIAL VESSELS PARTNERSHIP

21 FEBRUARY 2022PRESS RELEASE Recognizing the drastic decline on the volume of fish caught by its fisherfolk, the Municipality of Casiguran in Aurora enacted municipal ordinance no. 044 s. 2020, otherwise known as “An Ordinance Regulating the Municipal Fishing within the Territorial Waters of Casiguran, Aurora”, to address the shortage in supply and to sustain continue reading : DA-BFAR PRESS RELEASE: CASIGURAN, AURORA: A MODEL OF MUNICIPAL FISHERFOLK AND COMMERCIAL VESSELS PARTNERSHIP

DA-BFAR’S STATEMENT ON THE LIFTING OF THE MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF NEW COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL/GEAR LICENSE, January 23, 2022.

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 continue reading : DA-BFAR’S STATEMENT ON THE LIFTING OF THE MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF NEW COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL/GEAR LICENSE, January 23, 2022.

Closed Fishing Season | The three-month closed fishing season for sardines, herrings and mackerels in the Visayan Sea has been officially lifted yesterday, February 15, 2022.

Closed Fishing Season | The three-month closed fishing season for sardines, herrings and mackerels in the Visayan Sea has been officially lifted yesterday, February 15, 2022. Annually implemented from November 15 to February 15 the following year, the closed fishing season effectively prohibited the catching of sardines, herrings (Clupeidae) and mackerels (Scombridae) within the conservation continue reading : Closed Fishing Season | The three-month closed fishing season for sardines, herrings and mackerels in the Visayan Sea has been officially lifted yesterday, February 15, 2022.

Press Release | HOG RAISERS TURN TO AQUACULTURE THROUGH BFAR-NFFTC

BFAR Press Release | HOG RAISERS TURN TO AQUACULTURE THROUGH BFAR-NFFTC The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) is providing assistance to backyard hog raisers, whose livelihood was affected by the African Swine Flu (ASF), and encouraging them to try their hand in fish farming. The DA-BFAR, through the National Freshwater continue reading : Press Release | HOG RAISERS TURN TO AQUACULTURE THROUGH BFAR-NFFTC