Posts Tagged Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

DA-BFAR lifts sardine closed fishing season in Visayan Sea

Marje Pelayo   •   February 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) has lifted the three-month closed fishing season in the Visayan Sea. “Knowing its importance to...

BFAR warns of shellfish poisoning in 20 coastal areas in PH

Marje Pelayo   •   January 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and local government units (LGUs) issued a warning on Tuesday (January 12) that shellfishes collected in several parts of...

Shellfish poisoning, red tide warning up in several Phl coastal waters

Marje Pelayo   •   October 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Tuesday (October 20) advised the public that shellfish harvested in selected areas are tested with high levels of...

Blast fishing possible cause for mass whale stranding in Catanduanes—BFAR

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 9, 2020

Authorities are looking into blast fishing as a possible cause for the mass stranding of melon-headed whales in San Andres, Catanduanes. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said...

BFAR announces start of Ludong closed fishing season in Northern Luzon

Marje Pelayo   •   October 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) announced on Thursday (October 1) the start of the closed fishing season for the lobed river...

DA estimates Typhoon Tisoy damage, losses

Maris Federez   •   December 9, 2019

MANILA, Philippines— The Department of Agriculture on Monday (December 9) released the estimated damage and losses brought by Typhoon “Tisoy”. The department announced that Tisoy caused damage and losses to...

BFAR: Red tide alert raised in Puerto Princesa, other areas

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 17, 2019

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has raised a “red tide” warning in several parts of the country due to reported paralytic shellfish poisoning. Based on the laboratory...

Closed fishing season in Davao gulf begins June 1—BFAR XI

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 31, 2019

Fishing season in the Davao Gulf will be closed beginning June 1 according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) region XI. This is done annually to ensure...

High temperature possible cause of fish kill in Zamboanga City—BFAR

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 2, 2019

High temperatures are among the possible causes of fish kill in Zamboanga City according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). An estimate of over a hundred thousand...

Red tide warning up in several coastal towns in Visayas, Mindanao

Marje Pelayo   •   April 6, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Residents in several coastal towns in the country are warned against eating shellfish due to red tide contamination. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) announced...

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