DA-BFAR deploys floating assets for Ruby quick response and relief operations

In light of the onslaught of Typhoon Ruby (international name Hagupit), the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) has deployed its multi-mission boats for quick response and relief operations in Ruby-affected areas. A total of 10 units of MCS and 26 units of 30-footer patrol boats located in strategic areas along the Ruby “corridor” are ready for use in relief activities.


Statement: BFAR on the incident of fish mortality in Rosario, Cavite

BFAR is closely working with the LGU of Rosario in monitoring the water quality of the river and has recommended the necessary management measures during the fish mortality occurrence such as proper disposal of dead fish. This is to ensure that dead fishes will not reach the market and prevent sanitary-related diseases from happening.


DA Photo release: For the good of municipal fisheries

Secretary of Agriculture Proceso Alcala announces health care and insurance benefits for municipal fisherfolk as National Program for Municipal Fisherfolk Registration or FishR hits the one-million mark on Friday.


DA-BFAR sees rising trend in sardine production as third sardine closed season ends

“For three years now, we see reports of an increased volume in sardine production supported by testimonies from the fisherfolk as well as sardine operators. This, indeed, affirms our decision to establish a closed season for the conservation of sardines,” said BFAR national director Asis G. Perez.


BFAR: Areas in Zamboanga del Sur, Zaboanga Sibugay, and Bataan positive for red tide

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.