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BOHOL EYES FISH RETAIL TERMINALS – YAP

The province of Bohol has planned to establish retail terminals to stabilize the supply of fish and fishery products to meet the demand without depending on the season. Governor Arthur Yap said he requested the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to assist Bohol in acquiring a seaweed powder facility, cold storage facilities, ice-making […]

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62FT DA-BFAR FISHING BOAT TO PATROL DAVAO REGION – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar recently launched in in Mabini, Davao de Oro, a 62-foot fishing and patrol boat. The vessel is equipped with fish hold hatch and chiller supported with four units “Pakura,” which will serve as catcher boats. Funded by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), the P5.25-million FBCA Davao Pacific Bluefin […]

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FISHERIES SECTOR NEEDS STRONGER CONSERVATION MEASURES – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar underscored the need for stronger measures on the conservation and management of the fisheries sector. “Now that the Department of Agriculture is more emphatic on fully implementing laws and making fisheries management more efficient and effective, we recognize the need to strengthen enforcement agencies and equip their people with the necessary […]

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DAR TO TUNA INDUSTRY PLAYERS: UPGRADE OPERATIONS, FISHING FLEETS

Agriculture Secretary William Dar is urging the country’s tuna industry players to continuously upgrade their operation, especially their fishing fleets, to make them more competitive in the expanding global markets. Speaking at the opening of the 2019 National Tuna Congress in General Santos City, Dar said it is important for the industry to modernize all […]

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BFAR TO DISTRIBUTE 5,000 TRANSPONDERS TO COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSELS – GONGONA

The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) will be distributing an initial 5,000 “transponders” or vessel monitoring measures (VMM) to commercial fishing vessels before the year ends. DA Undersecretary and BFAR national director Eduardo Gongona revealed the move on the sidelines of the “Kapihan sa Talakayan Tungo sa Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan” […]

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FIBERGLASS BOATS GIVEN TO F/B GEM-VER RESCUED FISHERMEN ARE NOT DEFECTIVE – PIÑOL

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said critics were proven wrong by sea trials, which showed that the 12 fiberglass fishing boats given to the 22 Filipino fishermen involved in the Recto Bank incident are not defective. “The 12 units of fiberglass fishing boats given by the government to the crew of FB GEM-VER, which critics earlier […]

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FISHERMEN RESCUED FROM RECTO BANK COLLISION GETS BFAR AID – PIÑOL

The government, through the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), has committed to help the 22 fishermen who were abandoned after their fishing boat was allegedly hit by a Chinese vessel at Recto Bank (Reed Bank) on June 9. DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, said BFAR Regional Director Elizer Salilig recently welcomed the […]

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BFAR LIFTS BAN ON FISH FROM FUKUSHIMA – PIÑOL

The Philippines has lifted a seven-year-old ban on the importation of several fish species from the Fukushima Prefecture as a gesture of goodwill during the recent visit of President Rodrigo Duterte and members of his Cabinet to Japan. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the order lifting the import ban, which he signed on May 27, […]