Series of 2023 July 28, 2023 ALL red tide monitoring areas in the Bikol Region are NEGATIVE from toxic red tide: 1. Sorsogon Bay; 2. Juag Lagoon in Matnog, Sorsogon; 3. Coastal waters of Milagros, Masbate; and 4. Coastal waters of Mandaon, Masbate. #RedTidePH #BFARBikol
BFAR Bikol expresses deep concern over the recent stranding of a female Melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra) along the coast of Barangay Tigbao, Milagros, Masbate on July 22, 2023. According to reports received from MFARMC Chair Ronald Pilapil, the initial sighting of the stranded marine mammal was made by a group of vigilant fisherfolk on July continue reading : Melon-headed Whale Stranding in Masbate
In response to the imminent threat of tropical depression Egay and to assist families who were affected by the recent eruption of Mayon Volcano, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources BFAR Bikol conducted an initiative of distributing fishery products to the affected communities and in preparation for tropical depression Egay. A total of 2000 continue reading : BFAR BIKOL EXTENDS AID TO FAMILIES
In line with the implementation of a Monitoring Control and Surveillance System under RA 8550 as amended by RA 10654 to ensure rational and sustainable development, management, and conservation of marine and aquatic resources, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) established an Integrated Operational Fisheries Monitoring Center in the Philippines to monitor fishing continue reading : BFAR Bikol further strengthens its drive against IUUF.
Rather than hitting two birds with one stone, why not catch more fish with one net, easier- hence, better? “True that!” especially referring to the auspicious start to the Value Chain Analysis Process for Milkfish – the latest commodity considered by RPCO V I-PLAN, such that the team, led by Component Head and PMED Chief continue reading : Give ‘Fish” a Chance
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – Region 5 (BFAR-5) is taking proactive measures to raise awareness among fisherfolk and coastal communities in the Bicol Region regarding the recent sightings of poisonous crabs. According to reports from the National Stock Assessment Program (NSAP) and Provincial Fisheries Office (PFO), sightings of these hazardous crabs have continue reading : BFAR-5 RAISES AWARENESS REGARDING THE HAZARDS OF POISONOUS CRAB
Shellfish Bulletin No. 17 Series of 2023 11 July 2023 ALL red tide monitoring areas in the Bikol Region are NEGATIVE from toxic red tide. 1. Sorsogon Bay 2. Juag Lagoon in Matnog, Sorsogon 3. Coastal waters of Milagros, Masbate 4. Coastal waters of Mandaon, Masbate The public is informed that shellfish harvested in these continue reading : Shellfish Bulletin No. 17
Today is 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲! We promote this day to raise awareness about the importance of sharks. This celebration is an opportunity to advance conservation efforts, and inspire a greater understanding of the critical role that sharks play in maintaining the health and biodiversity of our oceans. This day serves as a reminder of the continue reading : 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲!
Eight Bachelor of Science in Fisheries students from the Bicol University Tabaco Campus (BUTC) have successfully completed their four-year degree courses through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-5 Fisheries Scholarship Program (FSP) on July 10, 2023 at the BUTC Campus, Tabaco City. Out of the 8 scholars, Rodrigo B. Salem Jr. was conferred continue reading : KUDOS, SCHOLARS!
For the third straight year, DA-BFAR Bikol has once again received an “unqualified opinion” from the Commission on Audit (COA) for its 2022 annual audit report. This significant accomplishment highlights BFAR Bikol’s commitment to transparency, accountability, and sound financial management, setting a benchmark for effective governance and fiscal prudence within the agency. In an independent continue reading : BFAR BIKOL RECEIVES UNQUALIFIED COA OPINION FOR THREE YEARS IN A ROW