The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is the government agency responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of the country's fisheries and aquatic resources.
It was reconstituted as a line bureau by virtue of Republic Act No. 8550 (Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998). The bureau is under the Department of Agriculture.
Conserve, protect and sustain the management of the country’s fishery and aquatic resources
Alleviate poverty and provide supplementary livelihood among municipal fisherfolk
Improve aquaculture productivity within ecological limit;
Utilize optimally the offshore and deep-sea resources; and Upgrade post-harvest technology.
HSMI evidence detected in farmed salmon Canada
A team of international researchers has diagnosed a potential heart and skeletal muscle inflammation in farmed Atlantic salmon samples collected from a BC aquaculture facility in 2013-2014.
North Sea cod seeks MSC ecolabel United Kingdom
North Sea cod is to be assessed by MSC as part of the efforts of a coalition of fishing organisations, supermarkets, seafood brands, and the seafood industry body Seafish to improve the stock by Scottish and English fishermen.