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06 March 2015
Philippines Makes a Stand Against Illegal Fishing
PHILIPPINES - Driven by their desire to stop illegal fishing in their municipal waters, the nine coastal municipalities of the third district of Zamboanga del Norte...
13 February 2015
Philippines to Develop Seaweed Industry in Guimaras
PHILIPPINES - More than 400 seaweed growers, from the towns of Sibunag, Nueva Valencia, San Lorenzo and Jordan, in Guimaras will directly benefit from a production...
12 February 2015
Philippines to Establish Fish Landing Centers Nationwide
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) is planning to establish 252 Community Fish Landing Centers (CFLCs)...
09 February 2015
Philippines Fisheries to Continue Growth in 2015
PHILIPPINES - Philippine agriculture is well-positioned to sustain its growth momentum this year, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said. And to help fuel this...
20 January 2015
Philippines to Develop Eel Industry, Exports
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines Department of Agriculture is to work with local eel growers to develop the country's eel export market....
16 December 2014
Government Improves Fish Competition Through Port Construction
To ensure better competitive and fair fish trading, in the Bicol Region, the Department of Agriculture allotted a total of P20M in funds for the construction of...
03 December 2014
Baby Tuna Fishing Exposed in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES - An investigation by Greenpeace into juvenile bycatch, has found evidence that ‘baby’ skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye tuna are unloaded regularly...
07 November 2014
One Year On Typhoon Haiyan Effected Farmers Bouncing Back
PHILIPPINES - One year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated coastal and farmland areas in the central Philippines, farmers and fishers are well on the road to recovery...
03 November 2014
New Bill to Prevent EU Ban on Philippines Fish
PHILIPPINES - The Philippine senate is expected to approve a bill that would strengthen Philippine laws against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing...
Commercial Fishing to be Allowed Within Bangsamoro Waters
PHILIPPINES - Commercial fishing vessels will be allowed to operate within the proposed Bangsamoro waters, subject to regulations of the future Bangsamoro regional...
27 October 2014
Red Tilapia Farming Growth Predicted for Philippines
PHILIPPINES - With the development of raising red tilapia at sea, a fish expert has forecast the growth of the industry starting next year....
15 September 2014
Thousands of Fishermen to get Free Insurance Coverage
PHILIPPINES - Thousands of fisherfolk in 42 provinces nationwide may now avail of free full insurance coverage for their calamity-stricken fishing assets, the Bureau...
25 August 2014
Fishing Industry to Undergo Labour Laws Compliance Assessment
PHILIPPINES - About 140 member-companies of the Industry Tripartite Council (ITC) fishing and allied industries in General Santos City and neighboring areas have...
01 August 2014
Fisheries Leads Economic Growth in Northern Mindanao
PHILIPPINES - The Northern Mindanao economy has posted a 5.6 per cent growth in 2013, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), due in part...
18 June 2014
Government Sends More Support to Typhoon-hit Fishing Industry
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources is delivering thousands of fishing equipment items in aid of the Yolanda-affected...
16 June 2014
Basilisa Town Benefits from Marine Fish Cage Project
PHILIPPINES - The town of Basilisa in Dinagat Islands recently received a Marine Fish Cage Project worth P2.5 million from the Department of Agriculture-Caraga Region....
13 June 2014
Philippines to Comply with EU Fishing Standards to Avoid Ban
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is working on meeting the standards of the European Union on fishing, according to the Department...
27 May 2014
Philippines Reports Agriculture, Fisheries Growth Despite Typhoon Yolanda
PHILIPPINES - Despite the devastation brought about by Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) during the latter part in 2013, Philippine agriculture still managed...
22 May 2014
Government to Enforce Temporary Fishing Ban in Davao
PHILIPPINES - Following the success of the closed season in Zamboanga last year against overfishing, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is closing...
Panabo City Conducts Tilapia Hatchery Seminar
PHILIPPINES - The City Government of Panabo through the City Agriculturist Office (Cagro) conducted a Tilapia Hatchery Seminar at Barangay Consolacion on May 12,...
20 May 2014
Nueva Vizcaya Intensifies Support to Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector
PHILIPPINES - The provincial government through the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAgrO) continues to provide free tilapia fingerlings to various fish farmers and...
15 May 2014
New Hatchery to Boost Fishery Production in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES - The northwestern part of the country now has a steady source of quality fingerlings for fish farmers after the initial production conducted at the...
12 May 2014
Government Urges Farmers to Practice Responsible Aquaculture
PHILIPPINES - With the occurrence of El Nino in the country, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is advising fish farmers to practice responsible...
09 May 2014
Government to Conduct Tilapia Farming Training at Congress
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) region 2, in collaboration with the Local Government Units of Isabela and SN Aboitiz, is set to...
08 May 2014
Government Warns Fish Farmers About Antibiotic Use
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned fish cage and fish pond operators against feeding fish stocks with antibiotics to hasten...
06 May 2014
Philippines Reports No Fish Kill Despite Hot Weather
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines provincial fishery office is closely monitoring possible incidents of fish kill in the province due to higher temperature during the...
30 April 2014
Fish Farmers Trained on Organic Tilapia Production
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Regional Fisheries Training Center (RFTC) of the Department of Agriculture, in coordination with...
24 April 2014
More Private Investment Needed in Philippines Hatcheries
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is calling for more investments in hatcheries as Region 1 alone accounts for 25 per cent of milkfish...
21 April 2014
Nueva Vizcaya Farmers Receive Free Tilapia Fingerlings
PHILIPPINES - At least 220 farmers in this town recently received free tilapia fingerlings from the local government unit, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources...
31 March 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...
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