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10 February 2017
DOST to Beef up Fish By-products
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and major players of the fisheries industry convened recently for a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on...
04 January 2017
Philippines Government Prepares Plan to Sell Fish in Remote Areas
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and the Philippine Fishports Development Authority, two agencies of government which are under the Department of Agriculture,...
19 September 2016
Separate Fisheries Department Not Needed, Says Agriculture Chief
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture chief Emmanuel Piñol said he is against the creation of a separate fisheries department....
11 May 2016
New Fish Port, Cold Storage Facility Opened in Camarines Sur
PHILIPPINES - President Benigno S. Aquino III inaugurated a fish port terminal and a cold storage facility that aims to boost economic activities and alleviate poverty...
23 February 2016
Government Eager to Hear Feedback on Agri-Fisheries Programmes
PHILIPPINES - The current administration of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III is eager to know the comments of farmers, fisherfolks and other agricultural stakeholders...
22 February 2016
Lanao del Norte to Become Crab Capital of the Philippines
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture, through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), is set to turn Lanao del Norte into the Crab Capital of...
19 February 2016
Lanao Del Norte Fishermen Receive P174M in Agricultural Support
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture in Region 10 (DA-10) has awarded a total of P174,626,417 million worth of agricultural projects to the farmers and fisherfolk...
17 February 2016
Manila Holds First-Ever Sustainable Seafood Week
PHILIPPINES - Top hotels and restaurants in Manila have joined hands with different environmental groups and fisheries non-government organizations to put their...
08 February 2016
New Fish Landing Center Opened in Marinduque
PHILIPPINES - In line with the national government’s efforts to provide projects that will ultimately reduce poverty and generate economic transformation, Department...
27 January 2016
Philippines to Focus on Livestock, Fisheries Least Affected by El Niño
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture has said that to counter the negative effects of El Niño and the turbulent typhoons like the ones that wreaked havoc...
13 January 2016
BFAR Implements Sardine Fishing Ban
PHILIPPINES - The fishery ministry of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has implemented a three month closed season for sardine fishing in Sulu Sea...
11 January 2016
Philippines Rushing to get Five-Year Fisheries Plan Ready
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is working double-time with the sector for the creation of a five-year national fisheries plan,...
26 November 2015
‘Peace Boats’ Issued to Fishermen Recovering from Typhoon Yolanda
PHILIPPINES - Local fisherfolk from three Eastern Samar towns, who were among the victims of super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013, recently received a total of...
Taking Account of the ‘Invisible Fishers’
PHILIPPINES - Women fish all over the word, but looking at the scientific literature, you may vastly underestimate their role. In a talk given by Dr Danika Kleiber,...
17 November 2015
Philippines Agriculture Industry Growing Despite Bad Weather
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture still managed to grow by 0.04 per cent in the third quarter of 2015 despite harsh weather, according to the Philippines' Department of...
16 November 2015
Philippines Fisheries Production Continues to Grow
PHILIPPINES - According to the Department of Agriculture, fisheries produced 1.80 per cent more output in the third quarter of the year, riding on the continued...
06 November 2015
10 Ways APEC can Protect Small-Scale Fishermen, Fish Farmers
PHILIPPINES - High-level officials responsible for food security in member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have moved to protect the interests...
03 November 2015
Fishermen, Farmers Hit by Typhoon Receive P100 million
PHILIPPINES - Fishermen and farmers affected by typhoon Lando will now receive help through the Department of Agriculture Agricultural Credit Policy Council's (ACPC)...
30 October 2015
Philippines Begins Review of Five-Year Fisheries Improvement Plan
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) has started its review of the five-year plan to improve the country’s fisheries sector....
15 October 2015
Government Delivers El Niño Aquaculture Aid
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) has set up temporary livelihood alternatives, including mangrove planting, for fishing communities facing loss of...
05 October 2015
More Innovation Needed in Aquaculture
PHILIPPINES - There is a need for continuous research and development (R&D) and innovation as well as institutions that will undertake these to intensify aquaculture...
11 September 2015
Aquaculture Helping Negros Occidental Become Self-Sufficient in Fish
PHILIPPINES - The Negros Occidental province has maintained an average of 8,000 metric tons per quarter production of aquaculture species making it self-sufficient...
28 July 2015
Philippines, Viet Nam to Set Up Illegal Fishing Hot Line
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines and Viet Nam have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. The two countries also agreed to set up...
27 July 2015
Modernization Helps Drive Sustainable Growth in Philippine Fisheries
PHILIPPINES - Efforts of the government to modernize the Philippine's fisheries sector has enabled the sector to gain momentum for sustainable and inclusive growth....
28 April 2015
Philippines, Viet Nam Work Together on Sea Code of Conduct
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines and Viet Nam pledged to work together for the adoption by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) of a legally binding Code...
09 April 2015
Phillipines Explores Cambodia Collaboration on Aquaculture
PHILLIPINES - The Phillipines is hoping to work with Cambodia to exchange knowledge and experience in the aquaculture and fisheries sectors, helping to improve food...
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...
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