BFAR spearheads campaign against illegal fishing

Edison Delos Angeles 03/12/2017

THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has partnered with the Central Command (Centcom), the Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard and the different local government units in northern Cebu in the campaign against illegal fishing. Retired…

Fishing resumes in Visayan Sea

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/24/2017

IT’S open season for commercial fishing in the Visayan Sea, effective February 16. The Visayan Sea was closed to commercial fishing for three months, starting November 15 last year in time for the spawning season of sardines,…

BFAR-7 to public: Avoid eating shellfish for now

Edison Delos Angeles 12/27/2016

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) has urged the public to refrain from eating shellfish until such time that they can lift the red tide warning in the Dauis, Bohol Province. Alma…

Australian Navy visits Cebu for naval exercise

Norman V. Mendoza 10/14/2016

TWO patrol boats of the Royal Australian Navy arrived at the Naval Forces Central (Navforcen) port in Barangay Lo-oc, Lapu-Lapu City on Thursday as part of Exercise Lumbas 2016. The two Armidale-class patrol boats, HMAS Glenelg (ACPB…

PB’s call: File cases against fishers who killed thresher sharks

Nestle L. Semilla 09/26/2016

THE Cebu Provincial Board is asking the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Central Visayas (BFAR-7) to file appropriate cases against the 13 fishermen who killed 19 thresher sharks…

Lapu-Lapu firm investigated

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 09/10/2016

THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) is investigating the Lapu Lapu City-based company that was blamed for exporting scallops that caused a Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii. Elvie Flores of the Fisheries…

Philippine seaweeds safe, says industry leader

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/07/2016

GROUPS making claims that the seaweeds from the Philippines spread diseases should make sure their reports are based on thorough study as these statements are hurting local farmers, an industry leader said. Maximo Richohermoso, chairman of the…

Stakeholders to meet in Oslob for whale shark watching

Carmel Loise Matus 07/17/2016

ENVIRONMENT and fishery officials will soon meet up with officials of Oslob town and the provincial government to discuss ways to regulate human interaction with whale sharks. This came after the International Union of Conservation of Nature…

Bangus sardines project Farming, fishing sectors in Tuburan get boost

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/10/2016

Tuburan town’s fishing and farming sectors are getting a boost from the local government’s thrust to make bangus sardines a town industry and a local coffee chain’s plan to help coffee farmers improve their products and to…

Living and loving the law

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/10/2016

His gentle demeanor and frail-looking appearance belie the steely inner strength and fierce determination to implement our largely lying “in the doldrums” fisheries and other environment laws. As Bantay Dagat (sea guardian), he holds sacred his pledge…

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