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Monday, March 31, 2014
Government Turns Over Assistance to Earthquake-Stricken Bohol
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and Governor Edgardo Chatto have jointly signed a Memorandum of Agreement which officially kicks off the implementation...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Saline Tilapia Research Completed in Dagupan
PHILIPPINES - Saline tilapia, or tilapia mollibicus, was developed in Dagupan City through 15 years of research through the joint collaboration of Filipino and French...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Government Gives P33 million to Rehabilitate Damaged Farms and Fish Cages
PHILIPPINES - THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has given around P33 million to the Provincial Government Capitol to rehabilitate aquatic farms...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Government to Rehabilitate Fishing Communities Damaged by Typhoon
PHILIPPINES - P1.71 billion has been released to the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) for the rehabilitation of fishing...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Government Boosts Local Tilapia Supply
PHILIPPINES - The Provincial Agriculture Office has released some 120,000 tilapia fingerlings into Pangasinan’s river systems to boost the province’s tilapia...
SEAFDEC Provides Technical Assistance to Seaweed Farmers
PHILIPPINES - Researchers from Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) in Iloilo City recently visited the coastal municipalities of Zamboanga del...
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Fishermen Invited to Invest in Mariculture Park
PHILIPPINES - The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte (PGLDN) invites businessmen and fishermen to invest in its mariculture park in the town of Sultan Naga...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Philippines Enacts Blue Swimming Crab Sustainability Regulation
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture has published a Joint Administrative Order (JAO) regarding the conservation and regulation of Blue Swimming...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Fisheries Production Decline due to Fuel Price Hike, Climate Change
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional office has attributed the decreased in last year’s commercial fisheries production...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Fishery Sector Workers Urged to Register for National Database
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is reiterating its call to all workers in the Cordillera fishery sector to register for the national...
Monday, January 20, 2014
Fisheries Still Affected by Oil Spill in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES - Fisherfolk in Estancia, particularly Barangay Botongan hit by an oil spill, are still warned by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, not...
Friday, January 17, 2014
Harmful Algal Bloom Affecting Philippines Shellfish
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned the public not to catch or eat shellfish from some coastal waters due to the presence...
Rice Eel Turned from Pest to Profit
PHILIPPINES - The rice eel (Monopterus albus) has been considered by many farmers as a pest, but last year it turned out to be a dollar-earner according to Director...
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Gonzaga to Expand Seaweed Production Areas
PHILIPPINES - With a good market for seaweed products in the region, the Local Government Unit (LGU) will expand its production areas in Gonzaga....
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Boats Given to Typhoon-stricken Fishermen
PHILIPPINES - Fishermen from three coastal towns in northern Iloilo, which was hit by typhoon Yolanda, received a donation of 100 fishing boats with gears from Iloilo...
Monday, December 16, 2013
Government Shifts to Hybrid Tilapia Fingerling Production
PHILIPPINES - The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) has shifted to providing hybrid tilapia fingerlings to fish growers after the latter observed increased production...
Philippines to Continue Fishing in Tuna-rich High Seas
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines will continue its fishing access to tuna-rich high seas pocket 1 (HSP1) for three years following a decision made by the Tuna Commission...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Aquaculture and Fishing Operations Destroyed in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES - Philippine fishermen and fish farmers face immense damage to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in regions affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the UN Food...
Friday, December 06, 2013
Newly Designed Rice Eel Trap Benefits Fishermen
PHILIPPINES - The once considered menace fish which turned to be an export commodity bringing income to affected fisherfolk still continue to provide livelihood...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Philippines Acts to Help Farmers and Fishermen after Typhoon
PHILIPPINES - Following the impact of the typhoon Haiyan, the Philippine Department of Agriculture has set up interventions intended to stabilise markets, provide...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Typhoon Haiyan Leaves Thousands Dead and Farming Operations Destroyed in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES - A super typhoon has wreaked havoc across many southern and central regions of the Philippines leaving around 12,000 people dead and thousands without...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Government Tries to Cure Dwindling Fish Catch
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is eyeing for the extension of the coverage of the National Stock Assessment Program to address...
Monday, October 07, 2013
Oras Fishermen to Own Boats After Government Funding
PHILIPPINES - Around 51 fishermen from the coastal town of Oras, Eastern Samar will soon own a fishing boat of their own thanks to government funding....
Friday, October 04, 2013
More Sustainable Fishing Coming to the Samar Sea
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will soon be deploying an artificial reef (payao) into the Samar Sea....
New Cold Storage Facility to Benefit Fishermen in Maconacon
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic resources (BFAR) Central Office has assured the establishment of a fish port and a cold storage facility worth...
Friday, September 27, 2013
FishR Project Kicks Off in Palawan
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) inaugurated its Municipal Fisherfolk Registration (FishR) in Palawan....
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Fish Hatchery Developing Aquaculture in Quezon State
PHILIPPINES - A fish hatchery that has been created in Unisan town is helping the state of Quezon develop its aquaculture industry. ...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Central Luzon Still Free from Red Tide
PHILIPPINES - Bulacan, Zambales, and Bataan provinces remain clear from paralytic shellfish poison or most commonly known as red tide....
Philippines Urged to Stop Overfishing of Tuna
PHILIPPINES - Environmental group Greenpeace has urged the Philippines government to design an effective measure to stop overfishing, especially of tuna....
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Fisherman Registration Programme Simplified
PHILIPPINES - The National Programme for Municipal Fisherfolk Registration (FishR) launched recently. The programme, which was spearheaded by the Bureau of Fisheries...
 
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