Poquita is new BFAR regional director

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/19/2017

ALLAN Poquita is now the regional director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7). Poquita told Cebu Daily News yesterday that his appointment was approved by President Rodrigo Duterte last week. “I…

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…

Photos of sea urchins trending on Facebook

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/06/2017

PHOTOS of abundant sea urchin posted in Facebook made a buzz online. The Mugstoria Facebook page showing photos of sea urchins gathering together in large numbers in the eight coastal barangays of Badian, particularly in Bato, Lambug,…

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…

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…

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…

BFAR cautions public on shellfish

Carmel Loise Matus 08/30/2016

CEBU residents were cautioned on buying and eating shellfish in light of the red tide experienced in Samar province. Alma Saavedra, information officer of the regional Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-7), said consumers should ask…

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…

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…

DSWD-7 launches second database of poor households

06/29/2016

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) launched its second Listahanan Database for Central Visayas at the Cebu Parklane International Hotel on Monday morning. Formerly known as the National Household Targeting System for…

NO EXEMPTION, NO AID

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/25/2016

No relief is in sight yet for mostly farmer residents of Cebu province hard hit by the long dry spell because the provincial government cannot offer them any kind of assistance without getting into trouble with the…

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