“An Institution of excellence in sustainable fisheries management and innovative services contributing to the nation’s food security and improving fisherfolk quality of life.”


“To ensure sustainable fisheries and aquatic resources by empowering fisherfolk towards productivity and resiliency.”

Core Values


-is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions. Among BFAR employees, integrity is a collective term used to describe their desired core values of being trustworthy, principled, transparent, honest, accountable, and credible.


-is a specific style of behavior in the workplace exhibited in our behaviors. This is manifested in the values and performance of professional roles. Among the BFAR employees, professionalism is a collective term for being competent, dedicated committed, service-oriented, respectful to clients and co-workers, self-reliant, courteous, industrious, disciplined, caring a team player, resilient, and excellent.


-refers to the values which encourages the creation of better or more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are accepted by markets, governments, and society. Among BFAR employees, innovativeness is a value associated with creativity, initiative, pioneering, trail blazing, think tanking, resourcefulness, being proactive, predictability and standardization.