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.
IEO closes bluefin tuna life cycle in captivity Spain
The Spanish Institute of Oceanography has for the first time worldwide managed to close the life cycle of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in captivity, which involves obtaining viable eggs from breeding stock born in captivity.
Qatar Airways launches new freighter services Qatar
Qatar Airways Cargo has launched new freighter services to New York and Halifax, which will handle lobster and other seafood from these two cities to Europe, the Middle East, South and North East Asia via Doha.