BFAR celebrates Golden Anniversary of Fish Conservation Week

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.

BFAR advisory on the 4 affected coastal areas in Cavite affected by oil spill

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.

BFAR on guard in Calbayog coastal waters in W. Samar for possible red tide occurrence

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) announced today that its experts in collaboration with concerned local government units (LGUs) are presently dispatched in the coastal waters of Calbayog, Western Samar, to closely monitor possible red tide toxin in shellfish meat or Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP).

Government steps up efforts to contain knife fish in Laguna de Ba’i

With daily knife fish landing already reaching 10,000 kg, at least seven national agencies forged together with the stakeholders to contain further infestation of the said invasive species during the “National Forum on the Containment of Knife Fish in Laguna de Ba’i” held last June 14, 2013, in Taguig City University.

Joint Statement on the incident involving a Philippine MCS Patrol vessel and Taiwanese Fishing vessels east of Balintang Island, May 10, 2013

We received a report that on May 9, 2013, MCS 3001 jointly manned by elements of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Philippines Coast Guard (PCG), encountered four foreign fishing vessels within Philippine Archipelagic waters.

BFAR suspends importation of all live shrimps

An April 30, 2013, press release from the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources: In a move to prevent Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) and other shrimp diseases from entering and spreading in the Philippines, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has suspended the processing of application to import all live shrimps and susceptible crustaceans indefinitely.

DA-BFAR: Success of sardines closed season, not impossible for galunggong

An April 23, 2013, press release from the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources: As a result of this success, Director Perez is looking into extending the fishing closed season for round scad or galunggong. At the height of news about depletion in supply of galunggong and increase of its prices in the market (ranging from P60.00 up to P120.00 depending on size), the BFAR Director sees possible fishing closed season for galunggong as a positive way to address such problems.

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