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BFAR XI Awards Cash to 578 Bantay Laot Program Fisherfolk


A total of 578 registered fisherfolk from 23 barangays in Davao City under the Bantay-Laot
Program will receive cash incentives amounting from Php1,000.00 to Php2,000.00 on the
turnover ceremony of Bantay Laot Program at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
(BFAR) XI Regional Office, Davao City this June 23, 2017.

Expanding Davao Region's agriculture, fisheries sector

Monday, July 17, 2017, Sun Star Davao

DAVAO Region is generally an agriculture-based economy but the region's agriculture sector has been growing slowly in the past couple of years.

No illegal fishing in 1st month of closed season

Monday, July 03, 2017, Sun Star Davao

NO ILLEGAL fishing was recorded in the first month of the implementation of this year’s closed season for the Conservation of Small Pelagic Fishes in Davao Gulf, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Davao Region.

Filipino fisherman returns home after 63 days stranded at sea

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, UNTV News

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has awarded a new fishing boat to fisherman Gino Jorolan. Jorolan is the fishermen from Davao Oriental who was stranded at sea for 63 days..

Threat looms over tilapia industry

Monday, June 12, 2017, SunStar Davao

THERE is an imminent threat on Tilapia industry following the warning released last May 26 by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that there is an outbreak of Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV), a highly-contagious disease among farmed and wild tilapia..

BFAR: Revive Davao Gulf council

Sunday, June 04, 2017, SunStar Davao

THE Bureau of Fish and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Davao intends to activate the Davao Gulf Management Council to fully guard the marine area in preserving its rich resources..

Fisheries production improves in Q1

May 26, 2017 - 12:00am, The Philippine Star

Fisheries production in the country slightly improved in the first quarter on the back of higher output across all sub-sectors..

Closed season in Davao Gulf starts June 1

Friday, May 12, 2017, SunStar Davao

THE office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Davao Region urged fisherfolks to voluntary comply with the implementation of the "Closed Season for the Conservation of Small Pelagic Fishes in Davao Gulf" starting June 1 until August 31. BFARDavao regional director Fatma Idris..

Revitalizing Davao's seaweed industry

Sunday, April 09, 2017, SunStar Davao

AS THE Department of Agriculture (DA) eyes the revitalizing of seaweed industry in the country, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) conducts specific activities and provides planting materials in different areas in the city, specifically in Tibungco, to support DA’s campaign..

DA-BFAR Davao apprehends commercial fishing boat

December 9, 2016, Philippine Information Agency

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 9 – The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) apprehended on Wednesday, a 76-gross ton commercial fishing boat operating inside the municipal waters of Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental.

Fisheries anti-poverty program rolls out in Davao Region

December 6, 2016, Philippine News Agency

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 5 (PNA) -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Davao Region (BFAR-11) has rolled out the Target Monitoring System and the Reorientation on Social Preparation as the last leg of the project launching held nationwide from November 30 to December 4.

Wealth in the mudcrab traps

November 15, 2016, Mindanao Daily Mirror

PANABO CITY – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) gathered around 60 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), senior citizens, fisherfolk and womenfolk for a three-day hands-on training on Collapsible Mudcrab Traps Construction held at the Mariculture Park Training Center in Barangay Cagangohan in Panabo City last month.

City fisherfolk get P2M livelihood aid

November 15, 2016, Mindanao Daily Mirror

The Fishery Resource Management Services Division of the Davao City Agriculturist Office (CAO) won P2 million prize after named one of the Top 100 performing local government units in the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ (BFAR) BoatR Program.

Small fishers to benefit from closed season

October 21, 2016, Mindanao Daily

MirrorThe City Fisheries Division is batting for the continued implementation of the Closed Fishing Season in the Davao Gulf as it has resulted to more fish catch for the small fisherfolk.

BFAR kicks off 53rd fisheries conservation week

October 18, 2016, Philippine News Agency

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 17 (PNA) -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Davao Region on Monday kicked off the 53rd Fish Conservation Week which is being observed country-wide.

Govt gears up to better prevent illegal fishing

September 19, 2016, Mindanao Daily Mirror

The Bureau of Fishe-ries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is banking on the national implementation of the Fisheries Law Enforce-ment Management Infor-mation Management System (FLEMIS) to make strengthen campaign ver-sus illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF).

BFAR banks on new computer-based system for stronger IUUF campaign

September 15, 2016, Business World Online

DAVAO CITY -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is banking on the national implementation of the Fishery Law Enforcement Management Information Management System (FLEMIS) to make its campaign versus illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF) more effective.

BFAR-11 declares open season for pelagic fishes in Davao Gulf 

September 1, 2016, Philippine News Agency

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 30 (PNA) -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Davao Region or Region 11 announced the start of the "Open Season" for fishing in the Davao Gulf beginning September 1.

Open fishing ends

June 2, 2016, Mindanao Daily Mirror

For a third consecutive year, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has implemented the closed fishing season for pelagic fishes in the Davao Gulf from June 1 to August 31, this year.

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RED TIDE UPDATES

SHELLFISH BULLETIN NO.5 DATED FEBRUARY 2, 2017

FishR and BoatR Updates

As of July 19, 2017

No. of Fisherfolk : 52951




Registered Boat: 9210

DAVAO GULF CLOSED SEASON