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.
Tilapia production grew 223 pc in ten years Brazil
Between 2005 and 2015, the production of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Brazil experienced a 223 per cent growth thanks to the modernization and intensification of its production.
New fisheries rules strengthen data collection European Union
A new regulation simplifying and strengthening the current system for the collection of biological, environmental, technical and socio-economic data in the fisheries sector has been adopted by the European Council.