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.
Shark fin trade experiences sharp drop Hong Kong
The volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 dropped from 8,285.1 tonnes to 5,412.2 tonnes, representing 34.7 per cent, according to the latest figures from the Census and Statistics Department.
Ocean acidification proves to have domino effect Australia
Researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science are currently studying the shallow volcanic CO2 seeps in eastern Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province to observe how ocean acidification is affecting the oceans.
Easter recess Japan
In observance of Easter, FIS.com will not be publishing articles in its World News section on 17-18 April.
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