BFAR-7 continues to supply bangus fry, fingerlings to fisherfolk, private fishpond operators

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The facilities of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) continue their production of fish stock, such as bangus fry and fingerlings, for distribution to fisherfolk and private fishpond operators. One…

BFAR-7 steps up price monitoring

Doris C. Bongcac 03/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) is now conducting daily monitoring on the prices of fish and other aquatic resources to prevent hoarding and price manipulation. In a…

BFAR-7 hatchery in Medellin town destroyed by Ursula

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The hatchery of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) in Medellin town was not spared by Typhoon Ursula. In a statement released on December 26, 2019, BFAR-7 said…

P36-M giant clams seized in Cordova

Delta Derycka C. Letigio and Alven Marie Timtim 10/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A joint operation of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) confiscated P36 million worth of giant clams in two barangays in…

Beachgoers, beware of jellyfish

Immae Lachica 05/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Summer is the best time for Vitamin Sea but beachgoers are warned about the presence of thimble jellyfish in the waters of Lapu-Lapu City and Olango Island. Alma Saavedra, information officer of the…

Piggery in San Fernando, Cebu shut down due to environmental issues

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 02/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Authorities shut down a large-scale piggery in San Fernando town,  southeastern Cebu after it was caught in the act of directly discharging untreated livestock waste into the sea. The piggery was caught in a…

NGO files petition for mandamus against DA, BFAR

Jessa Mae Sotto 10/19/2018

Non-government organization Oceana filed on Friday (October 19) a petition seeking the issuance of a writ of mandamus against the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). The petition seeks to…

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…

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