Davao's First Mother of Pearl Hatchery: In the making
By: Antolin E. Bongcawel, Jr., PhD
The Mother of Pearl Hatchery Technical Working Group (MOP-TWG) composed of Dr. Antolin E. Bongcawel, Jr., Engr. Kerwin Matthew M. Teh, and Kimberly A. Cuberos conducted a farm study at the Hikari SSP Pearl Farm and KrisJewels Pearl Farm, Palawan last April 16-23, 2019. The farm visit was made purposely to acquire technical acumen of the pearl farm hatchery operation, cultivation of spats (juvenile oyster shells), and grow-out farming for inoculated shells to produce world class pearls that meet the increasing demand of the world market.
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Dead or Alive: Prohibition against possession of “Taklobos”
By: Joanna Karla P. Guilonsod
News of giant pearls surfaced during the previous years brought about by segment features in various known local television shows. These said wonders appear to be associated or derived from giant clams – polished and cleaned, resulting to an appearance of that of a giant pearl.
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BFAR 11 distributes 3.9-M tilapia fingerlings
Friday, May 11, 2018, Sun Star Davao
AS of April this year, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Davao Region had already distributed 3.9 million tilapia fingerlings to the fisherfolk and the provincial government units in the 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..
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.