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

#BFARPressRelease | GOV’T, STAKEHOLDERS FORGE NEW FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR THE PHILIPPINE FISHERIES INDUSTRY

The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), along with the representatives from the fisheries sector, has formally launched the new Comprehensive National Fisheries Industry Development Plan (CNFIDP) on February 22, 2022, at the Seda Hotel, Quezon City. Through extensive consultations with hundreds of stakeholders and industry players from four (4) major continue reading : #BFARPressRelease | GOV’T, STAKEHOLDERS FORGE NEW FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR THE PHILIPPINE FISHERIES INDUSTRY

DA-BFAR PRESS RELEASE: CASIGURAN, AURORA: A MODEL OF MUNICIPAL FISHERFOLK AND COMMERCIAL VESSELS PARTNERSHIP

21 FEBRUARY 2022PRESS RELEASE Recognizing the drastic decline on the volume of fish caught by its fisherfolk, the Municipality of Casiguran in Aurora enacted municipal ordinance no. 044 s. 2020, otherwise known as “An Ordinance Regulating the Municipal Fishing within the Territorial Waters of Casiguran, Aurora”, to address the shortage in supply and to sustain continue reading : DA-BFAR PRESS RELEASE: CASIGURAN, AURORA: A MODEL OF MUNICIPAL FISHERFOLK AND COMMERCIAL VESSELS PARTNERSHIP