DA-BFAR CELEBRATES APRIL AS FILIPINO FOOD MONTH

DA-BFAR joins the entire Philippines in the celebration of the Filipino Food Month this April! With the theme “Pagkaing Pilipino, Susi sa Pag-unlad at Pagbabago,” we recognize, preserve, and ensure the advancement of traditional Filipino cuisine while supporting our local farmers, fisherfolk, and other agricultural and aquacultural communities. WATCH: DA-BFAR’s Fisheries Post-Harvest Technology Division demonstrates continue reading : DA-BFAR CELEBRATES APRIL AS FILIPINO FOOD MONTH

CEREMONIAL STOCKING OF THE FIRST- GENERATION DEVELOPED ADAPTABLE RED (DAR) TILAPIA LAST MARCH 25, 2022

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Undersecretary for Agri-Industrialization and for Fisheries Cheryl Marie Natividad-Caballero join DA-BFAR officials and staff in the ceremonial stocking of the first-generation Developed Adaptable Red (DAR) tilapia last March 25, 2022 at the National Freshwater Fisheries Technology Center (BFAR-NFFTC). Red tilapia are genetic mutants selected from tilapia species in the genus continue reading : CEREMONIAL STOCKING OF THE FIRST- GENERATION DEVELOPED ADAPTABLE RED (DAR) TILAPIA LAST MARCH 25, 2022

DA-BFAR’s Fisheries Post-Harvest Technology Division organizes a bangus deboning activity at the BFAR’s Central Office in Quezon City.

In support of the observance of the National Women’s Month this March, the DA-BFAR’s Fisheries Post-Harvest Technology Division organizes a bangus deboning activity at the BFAR’s Central Office in Quezon City. DA-BFAR National Director Eduardo Gongona joins the Bureau’s officers and employees in demonstrating the proper way of deboning a bangus. #TagapagtaguyodNgMalinisAtMasaganangKaragatan #MasaganangAniMataasNaKita #OneDA

#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 | CENTRAL LUZON FISHERFOLK, FIRST TO RECEIVE GOVERNMENT’S FUEL SUBSIDY IN THE FISHERIES SECTOR

The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), has distributed fuel subsidies to hundreds of fisherfolk in Central Luzon on March 21, 2022 following a series of nationwide oil price increase this month heightened by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis. Out of the 79,365 fisherfolk the DA-BFAR is targeting to continue reading : #BFARPressRelease | CENTRAL LUZON FISHERFOLK, FIRST TO RECEIVE GOVERNMENT’S FUEL SUBSIDY IN THE FISHERIES SECTOR

DA-BFAR National Director Eduardo Gongona signs the Memorandum of Agreement between BFAR and the Pangingisda Natin Gawing Tama (Panagat) Network.

Following the success of the Phase 1 of the project, which was able to capacitate 3,540 stakeholders on Fisheries Management, Reporting, Planning and Facilitation, it was recommended that the Phase 2 of the project was to be expanded to other local government units, while pioneer sites were to be capacitated on voluntary vessel monitoring measures continue reading : DA-BFAR National Director Eduardo Gongona signs the Memorandum of Agreement between BFAR and the Pangingisda Natin Gawing Tama (Panagat) Network.

#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