National Scientist Dr. Edgardo D. Gomez presented a comprehensive study on the damage inflicted to marine biodiversity and economic productivity by China’s increased militarization in the region.
The European Commission has removed the Philippines from the list of countries challenged with the implementation of measures to address illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
The Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) will employ the so-called Machine-to-Machine (M2M) wireless solutions of Smart Communications to speed up and ensure the accuracy of its upcoming nationwide registration of municipal fishing boats.
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.
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.
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.
Philippine agriculture grossed P386.6 billion at current prices in the first quarter of the year- or up by 10.75%—from the same period last year, disproving forecast that last year’s typhoons would drag down farm sector performance; it was reported Thursday.
“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.
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.