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.
Govt plans to limit Pacific bluefin tuna catch Japan
The Japanese Government intends to reduce the catch of immature Pacific bluefin tuna and prevent overfishing of the high-priced fish by implementing common regulations internationally, out of criteria currently adopted independently by Japan.