BFAR-7 tells public: Properly dispose used face masks

Doris C. Bongcac 09/19/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu –Face masks that are thrown just anywhere often end up in our seas. And personnel of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR -7) and their volunteers fished several face…

CV fisherfolks to receive fingerlings, propagules, fishing materials for BFAR-7’s 58th Fishcon

Dyrecka Letigio 09/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fishermen and fisherfolks in Central Visayas can expect to receive bangus and tilapia fingerlings as well as seaweed propagules during the celebration of Fish Conservation Week. The weeklong celebration began on September 13,…

BFAR-7: Shellfish from Tagbilaran City, Dauis town in Bohol still not safe for consumption

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – All kinds of shellfish collected from the coastal areas in Tagbilaran City and Dauis town in Bohol are still not safe for human consumption as they remain contaminated with high levels of red…

BFAR-7 tells public: Stop collecting, trading corals

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/17/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Corals play an important role in the protection of our coastlines against natural calamities like storms and erosions. Dr. Allan Poquita, Central Visayas director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources…

2 Lapu collectors nabbed for possession of P13M worth of ‘banned’ fishery products

Doris C. Bongcac 07/06/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Two collectors, who are based in Sitio Lupa Barangay Punta Engaño in Lapu-Lapu City, were arrested for the possession of “banned” fishery products worth close to P13 million, a report from the Bureau…

BFAR-7 turns over 5K tilapia fingerlings to Cebu Province

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) gave over 5,000 tilapia fingerlings to Cebu Province as a gesture of support for its Enhanced Countryside Development (ECD) program that was…

BFAR-7 reiterates warning against harvest, sales of giant clams

Doris C. Bongcac 02/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The harvest, possession, and sales of giant clams locally known as “taklobo” is punishable under Philippine laws. Officials of the Negros Oriental Provincial Fishery Office (PFO) reiterated their warning following the confiscation of P255…

BFAR-7 burns seized fishery products from China

Futch Anthony Inso 11/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two confiscated boxes containing allegedly imported fishery products from China without any importation and local transport permits, have been disposed by burning today, November 19, 2020. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources…

BFAR-7 declares end of fishing season in Visayan Sea

Futch Anthony Inso 11/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) has started implementing the prohibition of fishing at the Visayan Sea. BFAR-7 regional director Dr. Allan Poquita said that municipal fisherfolk and commercial fishing…

Two fishing boat operators fined P1.2M for ‘hulbot-hulbot’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two fishing boat operators from northern Cebu has been fined over P1.2 million for practicing Danish Seine, localyy known as “hulbot-hulbot” or “liba-liba.” In a press statement, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic…

BFAR-7 encourages online selling of seafood

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas or BFAR-7 has encouraged fisherfolk to engage in online selling of seafoods to deliver fresh produce to the public. Regional Director Dr. Allan…

BFAR-7 warns red tide toxins in Tambobo and Bais bays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) is warning against of consuming gleaning shellfish or “kinhason” from Tambobo Bay and Bais Bay in Negros Oriental following the detection of…

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