The Central Bangus Hatchery in Panganan, Calape, Bohol is currently in full operation, with a stockpile of 1.7 million eggs collected from its floating fish cages. The hatchery houses 10 floating fish cages, each nurturing 100 bangus broodstock.

Compared to last year in which the spawning began in late March, the beginning of this year’s spawning is notably earlier. This could be attributed to the warm water temperatures experienced in recent days. Servicing eight municipalities in the region, and providing sustenance and livelihood to several communities, the Central ...

PANTABANGAN AQUACULTURE PROJECT OPENS UP BRIGHT PROSPECTS FOR INCREASED FISHERIES PRODUCTION

The Department of Agriculture–Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) Region 3, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of the DENR-Biodiversity Management Bureau, and the local government unit of Pantabangan harvested over 400 kilograms of tilapia from the Pantabangan Aquaculture Park Project in Nueva Ecija ...

DA-BFAR ON SUCCESSFUL RESUPPLY MISSION TO IROQOUIS (ROZUL) REEF

9 February 2024 On 5 February 2024, around 2:50 PM, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), utilizing its vessel, BRP Datu Sanday, conducted a resupply mission to Filipino fishermen in the area of the Iroqouis (Rozul) Reef in the West Philippine Sea. The BFAR team delivered food, fuel, ...

BFAR EYES 100% FOOD FISH SUFFICIENCY BY 2028

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is aiming to achieve a 100-percent food-fish sufficiency level for the country by 2028. According to the Agency, the Philippines’ food-fish sufficiency level, net of trade, was at 92.5 percent by 2022. This target was included in BFAR’s Strategic Plan for 2023-2028, ...

DA-BFAR’S STATEMENT ON THE ISSUE OF BANGUS SAMPLES TESTING POSITIVE FOR MICROPLASTICS

02 Feb 2024 The DA-BFAR acknowledges the recent test results shown by the study conducted by the Department of Science and Technology, citing bangus samples from several sites in Mindanao positive for microplastics. The presence of microplastics have been reported in various locations and food items around the world and ...