Jointly organized by the DA-BFAR and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Sustainable Fish Asia (SuFiA) Technical Support Activity, the SCS-REX is dedicated to exploring the future of fisheries policy and management in this vital region

The South China Sea, covering 3.5 million sq.km, stands as a reservoir of rich marine biodiversity and contributes significantly to the socio-economic well-being of the region. However, the decline in fisheries and marine resources in recent years threatens the region’s … continue reading

FISHCORE: 1st National Steering Committee Meeting

LOOK: Earlier today, January 10, 2024, DA Undersecretary for Fisheries Drusila Esther E. Bayate, led the first ever National Steering Committee Meeting for the country’s newest and biggest project for the fisheries industry–the Philippine Fisheries and Coastal Resiliency (FishCoRe) Project. … continue reading

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), together with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its other attached agencies celebrated the #𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱𝗗𝗮𝘆 on October 16, 2023, at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

This year’s theme, “Water is life, water is food. Leave No One Behind,” highlighted the significance of water sources in ensuring food production. It also underscored our shared responsibility to eliminate hunger and poverty while preserving the planet’s vital water … continue reading

The DA-BFAR, together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) and other relevant stakeholders successfully concluded the two-day consultative workshop on the development of the National Plan of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries (NPOA-SSF)

The workshop aims to assist the National Technical Working Group (NTWG) composed of representatives from national government agencies, academe/research, non-governmental organizations (NGO), people’s organizations, local government units and fisherfolk groups to develop the log frame of NPOA goals and activities … continue reading