The government has given substantial budgetary support for the management and conservation of the country’s fisheries resources.
DA-BFAR: Ang ahensiya ay patuloy na bukas para sa pagpapaliwanag tungkol sa totoong layunin nito at hinihimok ang lahat na patuloy na isulong ang pangangalaga ng ating yamang-dagat.
The government has been providing livelihood assistance to fisherfolk of the country’s poorest provinces—among them, the Tausug community in Maimbung, Sulu.
The government maintains its position to support the growth of the fishing industry—from all scales to every subsector.
A study conducted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources shows that tuna are actively spawning this time of the year.
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.
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