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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...
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...
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