Fish cage to benefit 400 fishers in Mactan – BFAR-7

Futch Anthony Inso 06/23/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Around 400 fisherfolks in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City will benefit from the newly completed fish cage located off the coast of the barangay specifically at the back of the Liberty Shrine. The Bureau…

BFAR-7 distributes 150 FRP boats to Odette-affected fisherfolk in Cebu

Doris C. Bongcac 03/23/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Fisherfolk in Cebu Province, who were affected by super typhoon Odette, will now be able to go back to sea. The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in…

Lapu gov’t, BFAR-7 turn over pump boats to fisherfolk

Futch Anthony Inso 02/23/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) have turned over on Wednesday afternoon, February 23, 2022, 11 pump boats made from fiberglass to different fisherfolk organizations…

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…

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