Balik Sigla sa Ilog at Lawa (BASIL)
BFAR’s BASIL program aims to revive the country’s lake and rivers by enhancing the production of our inland waters and to limit overfishing by providing a more desirable fish stock. One of the activities of the Bureau is to conduct massive seeding of fish in inland bodies of water. In 2023, a total of 7 groups are expected to be the recipients and 111 management areas are targeted to be enhanced under the BASIL program. One of the target areas of BASIL is those upland and landlocked areas that are deficient in fish supply. Lakes and reservoirs are the main source of food and livelihood of small fisherfolk since these can be potential sources of fish production and socio-economic advancement.