DA chief keen on developing eel industry

January 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA chief keen on developing eel industry 

MANILA, Jan. 19 — The Department of Agriculture and local eel growers have agreed to consolidate their efforts to compete in the lucrative export market.

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New DA-BFAR fishery law readies enforcers to combat IUUF

January 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on New DA-BFAR fishery law readies enforcers to combat IUUF 

By Michelle Cede

National program on oyster and mussel farming to jumpstart this month

January 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on National program on oyster and mussel farming to jumpstart this month 

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 16 — A national program to promote oyster and mussel farming will start this month under the auspices of the Dagupan-based National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center (NIFTDC).

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BFAR to disperse high saline tilapia, bangus to Iloilo River

January 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on BFAR to disperse high saline tilapia, bangus to Iloilo River 

ILOILO CITY, Jan 12 — Some 20,000 high saline tilapia and 20,000 bangus fingerlings will be dispersed by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) here to the Iloilo River in 2015.

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Red tide alert still up in 3 towns, 1 city of Pangasinan

January 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Red tide alert still up in 3 towns, 1 city of Pangasinan 

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 7 — The red tide alert is still on in Western Pangasinan specifically Bolinao, Amda, Wawa, Bani, and Alaminos City.

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BFAR confirms red tide toxin contamination in Bolinao, Anda, Bani and Alaminos

December 6, 2014 by · Comments Off on BFAR confirms red tide toxin contamination in Bolinao, Anda, Bani and Alaminos 

DAGUPAN CITY, Dec. 5 — Shellfish samples collected from the waters of Bolinao, Anda, Bolinao and Barangay Wawa, Bani in Pangasinan were officially confirmed to be found positive for red tide, an organism than can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP).

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BFAR confirms 26 PSP in Pangasinan

December 5, 2014 by · Comments Off on BFAR confirms 26 PSP in Pangasinan 

DAGUPAN CITY, Dec. 5 — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has confirmed that 26 persons from Bolinao were hospitalized due to paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) after consuming mussels contaminated with red tide.

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BFAR to start 4-month large-scale fishing ban in parts of Visayan Sea Nov. 15

November 14, 2014 by · Comments Off on BFAR to start 4-month large-scale fishing ban in parts of Visayan Sea Nov. 15 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 13 — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) 7 will implement a four-month "closed fishing season" within some parts of the Visayan Sea starting Nov. 15 to protect the dwindling edible fish species in the area.

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Solons bat for speedy implementation of rehab plan in 'Yolanda'-stricken areas

November 8, 2014 by · Comments Off on Solons bat for speedy implementation of rehab plan in 'Yolanda'-stricken areas 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

TACLOBAN CITY, Nov. 7 (PNA) — With the approval of President Benigno Aquino III of the Php167.9-billion Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP), lawmakers allied with the administration urged for its immediate implementation especially in areas devastated most by super typhoon "Yolanda".

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One year after 'Yolanda', DA reports: We are building back a better agri-fishery sector

November 7, 2014 by · Comments Off on One year after 'Yolanda', DA reports: We are building back a better agri-fishery sector 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Nov. 6 (PNA) — Just a few days ahead of the first year anniversary of the most destructive typhoon in recent history on November 8, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported the initial milestones of the government’s rehabilitation program in the agri-fishery sector.

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