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.
Seafood exports reach historic record India
Seafood product exports during the financial year 2014-2015 reached an all-time high of USD 5,511 million, boosted by favourable international market conditions.
IATTC rejects fishing quota increase to three countries Ecuador
The requests submitted by three member countries of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission to have their tuna catch quota increased, did not receive a positive response on the third day of the 89° convention of the international organization.