22ND NATIONAL TUNA CONGRESS AND TRADE EXHIBIT WITH THE THEME, “BRAVING ROUGH SEAS TOWARD A BETTER TOMMOROW”

The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) joins the Socsksargen Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc.(SFFAII) in kickstarting the 22nd National Tuna Congress and Trade Exhibit with the theme, “Braving Rough Seas Toward a Better Tomorrow,” held on September 1-2, 2022 at the SM City General Santos, General Santos City. continue reading : 22ND NATIONAL TUNA CONGRESS AND TRADE EXHIBIT WITH THE THEME, “BRAVING ROUGH SEAS TOWARD A BETTER TOMMOROW”

#NationalHeroesDay |NAKIKIISA AND DA-BFAR SA PAGDIRIWANG AT PAG-ALALA SA KAGITINGAN AT KATAPANGAN NG MGA BAYANI NG BAYAN!

Kagaya ng ating mga mangingisdang Pilipino na isa sa mga sektor na itinuturing nating makabagong mga bayani, ang kanilang sipag at determinasyon sa harap ng mga unos kabilang na ang kasalukuyang pandemya ay hindi matatawaran. Patuloy ang pagtindig ng sektor ng pangisdaan bilang katuwang ng pamahalaan sa pag-tiyak ng seguridad ng pagkain sa bansa. Isang continue reading : #NationalHeroesDay |NAKIKIISA AND DA-BFAR SA PAGDIRIWANG AT PAG-ALALA SA KAGITINGAN AT KATAPANGAN NG MGA BAYANI NG BAYAN!

TOTAL OF 44 EMPLOYEES OF THE MARDAK GLOBAL EXPORT, INC. IN RODRIGUEZ, RIZAL ATTENDED A REFRESHER COURSE IN SEAFOOD SAFETY ORGANIZED BY THE DA-BFAR THROUGH ITS FISHERIES POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

Attendees were able to discuss topics such as the Fisheries Administrative Order No. 227, which establishes the Rules and Regulations governing the Export of Fish and Live Aquatic Animals Products to European Member Countries. Other crucial measures in ensuring seafood safety, such as fish handling practices, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures continue reading : TOTAL OF 44 EMPLOYEES OF THE MARDAK GLOBAL EXPORT, INC. IN RODRIGUEZ, RIZAL ATTENDED A REFRESHER COURSE IN SEAFOOD SAFETY ORGANIZED BY THE DA-BFAR THROUGH ITS FISHERIES POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

OFFICE OF THE CITY VETERINARIAN IN PASAY CITY UNDERTOOK A TRAINING ON SEAFOOD SAFETY

Last August 12, 2022, eight staff members of the Office of the City Veterinarian in Pasay City undertook a training on seafood safety from the DA-BFAR through its Fisheries Post-Harvest Technology Division. The training tackled regulations, food safety and good handling practices for fish and fishery products for food safety officers and health officers. Trainings continue reading : OFFICE OF THE CITY VETERINARIAN IN PASAY CITY UNDERTOOK A TRAINING ON SEAFOOD SAFETY

UNFAO Mission To PH

#UNFAOMissionToPH | Yesterday, delegates from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO), officials and personnel of the DA-BFAR, and representatives from national agencies took part in the second day of the three-part consultation as part of the UN-FAO delegates’ two-week mission in the Philippines. Proceedings included a review and discussion of the continue reading : UNFAO Mission To PH

#FishProcessing| 25 PARTICIPANTS FROM BRGY. 183 IN VILLAMOR, PASAY CITY JOINED THE TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION ON FISH PROCESSING CONDUCTED BY THE BFAR’S FISHERIES POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY DIVISION-FISH PROCESSING SECTION

The activities, which included bangus deboning and processing of fish balls, fish nuggets, fish burger, fish tofu, fish quekiam and bangus relleno, were conducted during the two-day training last August 11-12, 2022. The participants were then divided into five groups to give them a hands-on experience of the activities. #TagapagtaguyodNgMalinisAtMasaganangKaragatan #MalinisatMasaganangKaragatan  #BFAR

DA-BFAR OFFICIALS AND STAFF, LED BY UNDERSECRETARY FOR OPERATIONS AND DA CHIEF-OF-STAFF LEOCADIO S. SEBASTIAN AND DA-BFAR OIC-NATIONAL DIRECTOR NESTOR D. DOMENDEN, GATHERED FOR THE BUREAU’S MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

During the meeting, the sector’s accomplishments for the first semester of 2022, the policy direction of the Bureau under the new administration and guidance of President Bongbong Marcos in his crucial role as the country’s Agriculture Secretary, as well as the catch-up plan for the fisheries sector, were discussed. Emphasizing the President’s marching orders for continue reading : DA-BFAR OFFICIALS AND STAFF, LED BY UNDERSECRETARY FOR OPERATIONS AND DA CHIEF-OF-STAFF LEOCADIO S. SEBASTIAN AND DA-BFAR OIC-NATIONAL DIRECTOR NESTOR D. DOMENDEN, GATHERED FOR THE BUREAU’S MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

#FSP | DA-BFAR’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PRODUCES 321 FISHERIES GRADUATES FOR A.Y. 2021-2022

A total of 321 fisheries students across 15 regions in the country successfully earned their academic degrees this year with the help of the FSP granted by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR). Of the graduates, some 65 were conferred with Cum Laude, 17 with Magna Cum Laude, one with Summa continue reading : #FSP | DA-BFAR’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PRODUCES 321 FISHERIES GRADUATES FOR A.Y. 2021-2022

#FMAConference | LED BY ITS OIC NATIONAL DIRECTOR NESTOR DOMENDEN, THE DA-BFAR HELD THE FMA NATIONAL COORDINATION CONFERENCE LAST AUGUST 03-05, 2022

During the conference, DA-BFAR officials and personnel discussed the milestones, achievements, and challenges in the establishment and implementation of the Fisheries Management Areas (FMAs) in the country. Three years since the issuance of FAO No. 263, which laid down the guidelines for the establishment of the 12 FMAs, the DA-BFAR continues to lead the charge continue reading : #FMAConference | LED BY ITS OIC NATIONAL DIRECTOR NESTOR DOMENDEN, THE DA-BFAR HELD THE FMA NATIONAL COORDINATION CONFERENCE LAST AUGUST 03-05, 2022

THE DA- NATIONAL FISHERIES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DA-BUREAU OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES REGION I AND BFAR-NATIONAL FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Officially ended the Technology Business Incubation (TBI) on oyster production on July 31, 2022 in Binmaley and San Fabian, Pangasinan. The project, which started on October 21, 2021 with Php 6,235,606.00 budget, was funded by the DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR). Dr. Mudjekeewis Santos, scientist IV, delivered a message in behalf of Executive Director Lilian continue reading : THE DA- NATIONAL FISHERIES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DA-BUREAU OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES REGION I AND BFAR-NATIONAL FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT CENTER

OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY OF PARTIDO STATE UNIVERSITY  SAGÑAY CAMARINES SUR CAMPUS VISITED THE DA-BFAR CENTRAL OFFICE DURING THE UNIVERSITY’S STUDY TOUR

The group was received by Mr. Nazario Briguera, the Chief Information Officer of the Bureau. During the briefing, the parties discussed the possibility of expanding the collaboration between ParSU and the DA-BFAR in establishing learning platforms particularly for internship of BS Fisheries and Marine Biology students. The strong linkage with the academe sector is one continue reading : OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY OF PARTIDO STATE UNIVERSITY  SAGÑAY CAMARINES SUR CAMPUS VISITED THE DA-BFAR CENTRAL OFFICE DURING THE UNIVERSITY’S STUDY TOUR

THE DA-BFAR JOINED THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY OF A MULTI-SPECIES MARINE HATCHERY IN JOSE DALMAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE ON JULY 12, TUESDAY

The multi-species marine hatchery was made possible through Republic Act no. 10859, An Act Establishing a Multi-Species Marine Hatchery in the Municipality of Jose Dalman, Province of Zamboanga Del Norte and appropriating funds therefor, which was passed in February 2016. The first legislated hatchery in Zamboanga Peninsula, the hatchery is dedicated to milkfish, pompano, and continue reading : THE DA-BFAR JOINED THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY OF A MULTI-SPECIES MARINE HATCHERY IN JOSE DALMAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE ON JULY 12, TUESDAY