55% OF IMPORTED GALUNGGONG ARRIVES AHEAD OF CLOSED FISHING SEASON LIFTING IN PALAWAN

Several days before the lifting of the three-month galunggong closed fishing season in Palawan, the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) has recorded the arrival of 55 percent of the 25,056.27 MT of galunggong to be imported since November 2022. The importation of frozen round scad, bigeye ...
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BFAR, PCG AND NCW CENTER SIGN THE MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT FOR THE PHASE II OF THE IMEMS PROJECT

Led by BFAR National Director Atty. Demosthenes R. Escoto, Philippine Coast Guard Admiral Artemio M. Abu and National Coast Watch Center Director Admiral Roy A. Echaverria, the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement will set the stage for the implementation of the IMEMS Phase II Project and allow for the ...
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Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) officer-in-charge Atty. Demosthenes R. Escoto took an oath of office yesterday, January 18, as BFAR National Director.

Conferred by DA Senior Undersecretary Domingo F. Panganiban, other BFAR officials who took oath were Assistant Director for Technical Services Isidro M. Velayo Jr., Assistant Director for Administrative Services Zaldy P. Perez, and 14 regional directors. Director Escoto served as BFAR's officer-in-charge for four months starting in September 2022. He ...
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Former Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources assistant director for research, regulations and international engagements Drusila Esther E. Bayate was appointed as DA Undersecretary for Fisheries.

USec. Bayate took an oath of office today, January 6, at the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City, administered by DA Senior Undersecretary Domingo F. Panganiban. “It’s not really surprising because even if I was out of the service I have provided guidance to the staff and everyone. So, I ...
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BFAR SEIZES SHARK FINS AT ZAMBOANGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Roughly 14.4 kilograms of dried shark fins worth more than Php 100,000 were confiscated by personnel from the Regional Fisheries Inspection and Quarantine Unit (RFIQU) of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources IX at the Zamboanga International Airport last December 22, 2022. The shark fins contained in two (2) ...
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