Davao Gulf closed season in June after study shows tuna actively spawning this time of the year
The three-month closed season for the Davao Gulf will resume for the second year beginning June after a resource assessment conducted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) XI showed that tuna and other fish species are actively spawning in the Gulf this time of the year.
June is closed season in Davao Gulf
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) XI expects a stronger implementation of year two of the closed season in the Davao Gulf with the arrival of four more patrol boats, in addition to the six patrol boats already in the possession of the Bureau.
E-ALKANSSSYA Project for the insurance of Job Order employees
The 180 employees of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) XI covered by the Job Order scheme are now assured of membership with the Social Security System (SSS) after the two agencies signed a Memorandum of Agreement yesterday.
RXI strengthens campaign vs illegal fishing
The Davao Region is expected to strengthen its campaign against Illegal, Unreported and Uncontrolled Fishing (IUUF) with the arrival last February 27 of two 30-footer patrol vessels from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) National.
Davao region registers 43,525 fisherfolk
DAVAO CITY -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Davao Region said it registered 43,525 fisherfolk in Davao as of December as part of a nationwide registration program covering fisherfolk and municipal fishing vessels..
Improving Fisherfolk's Lives
Eighty-year old Leonardo Dabon had been fishing in Lupon in Davao Oriental for most of his life. But it is only now that he has become excited about prospects of improving his livelihood, thanks to a stronger partnership between Lupon's fishing community and the government..
BIMP-EAGA mulls on reviving
Davao - Manado route
Delegates to the three-day Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) are mulling on reviving the Davao-Manado route when they meet for the strategic planning slated from February 15 to 18 this year at the Royale Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Motorized boats open up new fishing grounds for Lupon villagers
LUPON, DAVAO ORIENTAL -- Eighty-year old Leonardo R. Dabon has been a fisherman for the last 65 years, but this year marks the first time he will be putting out to sea in a motorized banca.
Friendly gears to improve livelihood of women fisherfolk
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) XI is encouraging women fisherfolk in the Davao Region to engage in livelihood programs by giving them women-friendly fishing gears..
Hito in many ways
There was a time when only the adventurous gourmet enthusiast would dare to eat the lowly hito or pantat, also known as catfish.
Multi-species hatchery to supply fish ponds, cages with fish fry in Davao Region, neighboring areas in Mindanao
DAVAO CITY, Sept. 11 (PNA) -- Owners of fish ponds and fish cages in the Davao Region need not travel to Iloilo to source their fish fry because the region's first Multi-Species hatchery in Barangay Bato in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur will be able to supply them with quality fish fry at a lesser cost.
Multi-Species Hatchery for food security
There was a time when Davao Region fishpond operators went to the Visayas specifically in Iloilo to source fry for their fishponds or even for fish cages. However, the launching of the Multi-Species hatchery in Barangay Bato in Sta. Cruz early this month will make sure that fishpond and fish cage operators will have a steady supply of fish stock at an affordable price.
BFAR: Davao Gulf is fish breeding ground
A SURVEY conducted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-National Assessment Program (BFAR-NSAP 11) confirmed that the Davao Gulf is an important spawning ground for fishes, including the highly migratory tuna species.
Chemicals blamed for leser fishcatch in Banay-Banay
The massive use of chemicals and pesticides has been blamed for the decreasing fish catch in Banay-Banay, Davao Oriental and the destruction of its environment.
BFAR XI help prepare traders for EAGA trade fair
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the fisheries sector recently realized that their fresh and processed fish and other marine products should step up when it comes to packaging and labelling if they are to become competitive in the world market.
Agri Tayo Turn's 2
The management of ABS CBN stressed the importance of paying it forward as it opened the three-day celebration of Agri Tayo Dito's 2nd Agriversary Thursday.
Impact of closed season studied
DAVAO CITY -- Government researchers are conducting a 12-day study to validate the impact of the enforcement of the Closed Season for the Conservation of Small Pelagic Fishes in Davao Gulf from June to August this year, a regional official of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said in a recent interview here.
Sailing to save our fishes
The arrival of the M/V DA-BFAR research vessel on the night of July 20, 2014 became a symbol of hope not only for the people of Southern Mindanao but for millions more all over the country who are not only relying on our fish resources for their daily supply of protein but also for their livelihood..
Duterte urge fishermen to support closed season
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte commended the concerned agencies for the implementation of the closed season for pelagic fishes from June 27-August 31, 2014 even as he urged fishermen in the Davao Region to comply with its provisions..