In a remarkable collaborative effort, the DA-BFAR joined hands with USAID, alongside various national government agencies and key stakeholders, to the inaugural Philippine Responsible Seafood Summit

Over 100 participants from various seafood industries and multi-sectoral groups gathered and participated in this summit, marking a significant milestone as the country’s premier event solely dedicated to the sustainable development and management of the seafood industry, encompassing all sectors … continue reading

DA-BFAR joins the SOCSKSARGEN Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc. (SFFAII) in kickstarting the 23rd National Tuna Congress and Trade Exhibit with the theme, “Adapting Strategies Responsive to Global Challenges.”

During the opening of the Trade Exhibit, DA-BFAR National Director Atty. Demosthenes R. Escoto delivered a message of support highlighting the importance of the country’s tuna fisheries amid challenges and changes in nature such as rising sea temperatures, exacerbated by … continue reading

The DA-BFAR, together with the DILG, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other relevant stakeholders, conducted a two-day consultative workshop on the development of the National Plan of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries.

The training workshop aims to assist the NTWG develop the NPOA and implement the SSF Guidelines through several activities and workshops.

Ms. Rebeca Andong, Fisheries Specialist and SSF Project Coordinator and Mr. Len Garces, Consultant of FAO Philippines, led … continue reading


The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) acknowledges Finfish Hatcheries Inc. (FHI) and the local officials of the municipality of Malapatan, Sarangani, for leading the restocking initiative of over 10 million bangus fry in the waters of Lun Masla, … continue reading

Maligayang Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa

Nakikiisa ang Kawanihan ng Pangisdaan at Yamang-Tubig sa Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) at sambayanang Pilipino sa pagdiriwang ng “𝐁𝐮𝐰𝐚𝐧 𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐚” ngayong Agosto 2023, na may temang “𝐅𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐨 𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐠𝐚 𝐊𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐛𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐚: 𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐚 𝐧𝐠 𝐊𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐚𝐧, 𝐒𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐝, 𝐚𝐭 𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐤𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐠 … continue reading

Today is Shark Awareness Day

We promote this day to raise awareness about the importance of sharks. This celebration is an opportunity to advance conservation efforts, and inspire a greater understanding of the critical role that sharks play in maintaining the health and biodiversity of … continue reading