The Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) distributed various fishing paraphernalia worth over P4.24 million to the fisherfolk of Zambales during Secretary of Agriculture Proceso J. Alcala’s visit on February 21, 2014.
n less than three months since it was launched, the Ahon! Rehabilitation Initiative has surpassed its target of 10,000 units of fishing boats for the Yolanda-affected fisherfolk, the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) said.
Nearly one month after sulfur upwelling occurred in Taal Lake, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has observed marked improvement of the dissolved oxygen and water transparency in the said body of water.
Elements of the Philippine National Police-Public Safety Company and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) apprehended on Saturday, January 25, 106 boxes containing helmet shells, a large endangered marine species of the Cassidae family, at Chinese pier in Jolo, Sulu.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources issued Shellfish Bulletin No. 2, s. 2014 last January 13, 2014, stating that shellfish collected at Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur and Bataan coastal waters (Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Orani, Abucay, and Samal) are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison beyond the regulatory limit.
Three weeks since supertyphoon Yolanda hit island-region Visayas and impaired fishing operations in the coastal communities, the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) launched in Cebu City a rehabilitation initiative that will ensure immediate livelihood assistance to the distressed fisherfolk.
The Philippines will continue its fishing access to tuna-rich high seas pocket 1 (HSP1) for three years following a decision made by the Tuna Commission during the 10th Regular Session of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) in Cairn, Australia.
President Benigno S. Aquino III, on Sunday, November 17, 2013, instructed Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) to immediately start rehabilitation for the fishery sector in calamity-stricken coastal towns.
Every year in the month of October, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) celebrates Fish Conservation Week by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 176 and as mandated in the Fisheries Code of the Philippines (RA 8550 s. 1998) to intensify awareness on the need to conserve and protect fisheries and aquatic resources.
Following the oil spill that occurred on Thursday particularly in the coastal waters of Rosario, Ternate, Naic, and Tanza, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) through its Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) patrol vessels along with the Philippine Coast Guard, continuously monitor the waters surrounding the areas to determine the extent of its ill effect to marine life and prevent the imminent harm it might further bring about to the fishing communities of the said coastline.