BFAR – Bicol Production
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region 5 has eight fish farm facilities located in the six provinces of Bicol which are committed to increase the production and innovate new fishing technology or methods of fish farming in the region.
RLECC in Bicol Intensifies Campaign Against Illegal Fishing
The Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (RLECC), through its Sub-Committee on Fishing and Marine Environment Protection (SCFMEP) in Bicol Region, intensifies its campaign to curb illegal fishing through improved strategies and reinforcement from different agencies.
Bicol tops FishR
Bicol Region ranks number one in the country on the National Program for Fisherfolk Registration (FishR), with a total of 94,831 fisherfolk registered online, more than 30,000 thousand ahead of its closest counterpart Region 8 with over 61,000, according to the FishR database dated January 24, 2014.
Joint Mobile Registration and Licensing of Commercial Fishing Vessels in Bicol completed .
The implementation of the Joint Mobile Registration and Licensing of Commercial Fishing Vessels in Bicol successfully registered and licensed a total of 135 commercial fishing vessels, with 14 licensed in the first cluster, 55 in the second cluster and 66 in the final cluster.
BFAR 5 Celebrates the Golden Year of Fish ConservationWeek
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Regional Office No. 5 opens the celebration of the 50th Fish Conservation Week last Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Regional Freshwater Fisheries Center (RFFC), Fabrica, Bula, Camarines Sur.
BFAR bans Danish seine vessels
A new Fisheries Administrative Order (FAO) was released by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources banning the operation of Danish Siene and Modified Danish Siene in the Philippine waters.
The FAO no. 246 series of 2013 was released following the unanimous approval by the National Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management Council (NFARMC) to ban Danish Siene vessel due to its destructive fishing method at its last council meeting on public consultation conducted on July 12, 2013 at Fersal Hotel Quezon City.
BFAR's 1st Bicol Aqua Fair to be featured by Bishop Francisco Gainza Trade Fair in September
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Office No. 5 shall showcase Bicol’s fishery products in the upcoming1st Bicol Aqua Fair to be featuredby the Bishop Francisco Gainza Trade Fair (BFGTF) on September 12-22, 2013at Elias Angeles St. In Naga City. This was bared during the BFGTF Press Launch at the Archbishop’s Palace last July 12, 2013.
Bicol Region jumpstarts comprehensive Fisherfolk Registration
With a total of 94 coastal municipalities and 1, 067 coastal barangays, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region 5 pioneers the Regional Launching of the nationwide implementation of the National Program for Municipal Fisherfolk Registration (FishR) last July 23-24, 2013 in Legaspi City, Albay.
BFAR-5, RLECC apprehend seven fishing vessels in San Pascual, Masbate
In its mandate to curb illegal fishing activities in Bicol, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) – Region 5 through the joint cooperation of the Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Council (RLECC) Sub-Committee on Fishing and Marine Environment Protection agencies apprehended seven commercial fishing vessels in two separate incidents in San Pascual, Burias Island, Masbate in violation of fishery laws.
BFAR Holds 1st Bicol Aqua Fair at BFGTF in September
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Office No. 5 shall showcase Bicol’s fishery products in the 1st Bicol Aqua Fair to be featured by the Bishop Francisco Gainza Trade Fair (BFGTF) on September 12-22, 2013 at Elias Angeles St. in Naga City. This was bared during the Press Launch at the Archbishop’s Palace last June 12, 2013.
BFAR- Bicol Installs Mangingisdang Direktor Ely Ramos of Paracale, to host National Exit Conference
In support to its fisherfolk empowerment program, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Bicol installed Ely L. Ramos of Poblacion Norte, Paracale, Camarines Norte as Fisherfolk Regional Director or Mangingisdang Direktor of BFAR for the whole month of May 2013. This also highlights the nationwide celebration of Farmers' and Fisherfolk's Month, with the theme: “Magsasaka't Mangingisdang Pilipino, Kaya nang Makipagsabayan sa Mundo.”
BFAR- 5 Director Holds Fisherfolk Immersion in Camarines Norte
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource (BFAR) - Bicol Regional Director Dennis del Socorro embarked on a community immersion and fisherfolk dialogue in three coastal municipalities of Camarines Norte on May 27-28, 2013 as his counterpart function during the the month-long celebration of the Fisherfolk Director’s Program.
BFAR- Bicol Holds College Scholarship Exams to Children of Fisherfolk, Top 10 High School Grads
To assist the children of small-scale fisherfolk in pursuit of higher education for their socio-economic development, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) - Bicol conducted the 7th Nationwide Competitive Examination for Fisheries Scholarship Program – Fisherfolk Children Educational Grant (FCEG) last April 13, 2013 at the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture auditorium in San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur drawing a total of 132 examinees from the six provinces in Bicol, wherein 53 are from Camarines Sur, 37 from Albay, 24 from Sorsogon, 10 from Camarines Norte, 5 from Catanduanes, and 3 from Masbate.
BFAR Offers College Scholarship for Top Ten High School Graduates
To sustain its support to talented and deserving students to pursue higher education, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is once again inviting all qualified applicants to the 21st Nationwide Competitive Examination for the Fisheries Scholarship Program (FSP) – Industry Leaders on April 6, 2013 (Saturday). In Bicol Region, the testing center is in Albay Central School, Legaspi City.
MULTI-SPECIES FISH HATCHERY AND NURSERY TO RISE IN SAGŇAY TOWN
In support to the aquaculture development in Bicol, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Office No. 5 shall establish a multi-species hatchery and nursery for high-value fishes in the coastal barangay of Patitinan, Sagñay, Camarines Sur in cooperation with the Office of the 4th Congressional District of Cam. Sur, the Local Government Unit of Sagñay, South East Asian Fisheries Development Center - Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC-AQD) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) - 3rd Engineering District.
BFAR and Fisherfolk in Bicol Support the National Year of Rice
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Regional Office No. 5 along with around 250 fisherfolk from the different provinces of Bicol region participated in the regional launching of the National Year of Rice at Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum in Naga City last January 31.
BFAR-Bicol apprehends commercial fishing vessel in municipal waters of Pasacao
Pasacao, Camarines Sur – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources - Bicol through its Law Enforcement – Quick Response Team (BFAR-5, LEQRT) and BFAR's Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) 3006 Patrol Vessel with Philippine Coast Guard personnel apprehended a 172-ton commercial fishing vessel named F/V JCA Jean Chriscelene from Lucena City inside the municipal waters of Pasacao, Camarines Sur in the early morning of January 5, 2013