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The price of tilapia in the towns surrounding Lake Mainit in Agusan del Norte has gone down to Php 60 per kilo, from Php 120 to P140 a month ago, before the fish kill happened, bu ...

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BFAR says fish kill in Lake Mainit due to low dissolved oxygen

BFAR says fish kill in Lake Mainit due to low dissolved oxygen

KITCHARAO, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews / 19 December) – The incidents of fish kill in Lake Mainit have been traced to low dissolved oxygen in the country’s fourth largest lake, in ...

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Mayor threatens to close mining firm if found responsible for fish kill in Lake Mainit

Mayor threatens to close mining firm if found responsible for fish kill in Lake Mainit

MAINIT, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 15 Dec) – If there would be concrete evidence to show that mining activities upstream have caused the fish kill in lake Mainit, the mayor of ...

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BFAR-12 allots P5.7M for 2 fish landing centers in coastal communities

BFAR-12 allots P5.7M for 2 fish landing centers in coastal communities

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Oct) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 12 has allocated around P5.7 million for the development of two community ...

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Nat’l gov’t to push operations vs illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing

Nat’l gov’t to push operations vs illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Oct) – The national government will prioritize the country’s major fishing grounds, including tuna-rich waters, for its enhanced enforcement op ...

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Red tide alert still up in Mati

Red tide alert still up in Mati

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 September) -- The red tide alert covering Balete Bay in the northwestern side of the Pujada Bay, in Mati, Davao Oriental remains, the Bureau of Fisheries ...

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BFAR to stop issuing commercial licenses due to overfishing

BFAR to stop issuing commercial licenses due to overfishing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Jan) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said it will stop issuing commercial fishing licenses starting June this year due over exploitation ...

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Poverty reduction program for fisherfolk launched in Region 12

Poverty reduction program for fisherfolk launched in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 January) -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has allocated around P55 million for the implementation this year of a new socio ...

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Illegal Fishing Boats

Illegal Fishing Boats

At least three “liba-liba” boats were seized on Wednesday (19 Nov 2014) off Placer town in Surigao del Norte. The seizure was conducted through joint efforts by the Philippine Nav ...

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Surigao fishermen catch giant ocean sunfish

Surigao fishermen catch giant ocean sunfish

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Oct) – Fishermen in a coastal village here caught a rare giant fish early morning Tuesday, which awed residents owing to the fish’s size. Energito B. ...

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BFAR-11 to procure vessel for patrolling operations

BFAR-11 to procure vessel for patrolling operations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Oct) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will be procuring a 40-foot vessel next year to patrol the region's more turbulent waters, a ...

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Closed season eyed in Lake Mainit to address dwindling catch

Closed season eyed in Lake Mainit to address dwindling catch

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource-Caraga Region has proposed imposing a closed season for fishing in Lake Mainit to address the d ...

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Tuna spawns in Davao Gulf increase after closure to commercial fishing

Tuna spawns in Davao Gulf increase after closure to commercial fishing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 September) – Tuna spawns in the Davao Gulf have increased two months after it was closed to commercial fishing, an official at the Bureau of Fisheries and ...

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BFAR-12 enhances computerized registration of fisher folks

BFAR-12 enhances computerized registration of fisher folks

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 July) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 12 is targeting a significant increase in the region’s fisher folk regis ...

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BFAR expects low fish catch as it implements ban on use of bag nets, ring nets

BFAR expects low fish catch as it implements ban on use of bag nets, ring nets

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is gearing up for a season of low catch of small pelagic fishes as the agency formally bega ...

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Fishermen affected by ‘Pablo’ to get fiberglass boats

Fishermen affected by ‘Pablo’ to get fiberglass boats

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources plans to distribute 400 fiberglass boats to Pablo-hit areas, especially in areas in Davao Oriental ...

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‘Liba-liba’ fishing still rampant in eastern Mindanao seaboard despite ban

‘Liba-liba’ fishing still rampant in eastern Mindanao seaboard despite ban

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/31 May)—Despite the ban, the illegal liba-liba or Danish seine fishing remains rampant in the waters off Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Isl ...

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Fishing banned in Davao Gulf on spawning season

Fishing banned in Davao Gulf on spawning season

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 May) -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-11 said Friday fishing will be banned in the Davao Gulf between June and August this year to ...

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Greenpeace seeks ban on shark hunting in Surigao

Greenpeace seeks ban on shark hunting in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/30 May) -- A conservation group urged local government units in the Surigao provinces to impose a ban on the catching of all kinds of sharks. Vince Cinches ...

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Dynamite fishing in Siargao remains rampant

Dynamite fishing in Siargao remains rampant

DAPA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/19 April)---The marine environment in Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands continues to suffer from rampant illegal dynamite fishing activities in t ...

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News Briefing

News Briefing

BFAR assistant Regional Director Asuncio Maputol briefs the media in Cagayan de Oro City April 10, 2014 on the affected areas of the red tide that has spread throughout the coast ...

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BFAR-12 to get 270,000 hybrid tilapia breeder fingerlings

BFAR-12 to get 270,000 hybrid tilapia breeder fingerlings

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 12 will acquire an additional 270,000 hybrid tilapia breeder fingerlings t ...

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Banned Fishing Method

Banned Fishing Method

A liba-liba fishing boat docks at the Cantilan River in Surigao del Sur in this file photo taken Oct. 26, 2013. Authorities have banned liba-liba, or Danish seine fishing method, ...

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Liba-liba fishing operations continue in Caraga despite ban

Liba-liba fishing operations continue in Caraga despite ban

CANTILAN, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews / 24 Oct) – Despite the ban on Danish seine fishing, locally known as liba-liba, fishermen are still using the method in the waters of three p ...

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‘Liba-liba’ fishing ban starts Tuesday–BFAR exec

‘Liba-liba’ fishing ban starts Tuesday–BFAR exec

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/12 October)—The ban on Danish seine fishing, locally known as “liba-liba,” will start on Tuesday, October 15, Nerio Casil, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic ...

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GenSan backs BFAR conversion into department

GenSan backs BFAR conversion into department

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 Oct.) -- Calling it a vital measure to ensure the sustenance of the country’s fishery industry, the city council has expressed support to the pro ...

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BFAR launches fisherfolk registration drive in Region 12

BFAR launches fisherfolk registration drive in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 August)- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 12 has launched a massive registration of fisherfolk in the region to fac ...

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Blast fishing rampant in 5 Surigao towns

Blast fishing rampant in 5 Surigao towns

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/21 July) -- Five towns in Surigao del Norte are under tight watch by the Philippine National Police Maritime Office Caraga for alleged rampant dynamite fis ...

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Beached giant Ocean Sunfish in CDO dies

Beached giant Ocean Sunfish in CDO dies

Beached giant Ocean Sunfish in CDO dies CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 July) -- An Ocean Sunfish, also known as “Mola mola,” beached on the shores of Barangay Macabalan here Fr ...

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BFAR to fishermen: let yourselves be counted

BFAR to fishermen: let yourselves be counted

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/03 July)---The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is urging fisherfolk to enlist to the National Fisherfolk Registration Program, which has a ...

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BFAR studying if pangasius harmful to local fisheries

BFAR studying if pangasius harmful to local fisheries

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 March) -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has launched scientific studies on the growth and breeding traits of the “exotic” ...

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SPECIAL REPORT: Moratorium on fish cage operations sought to save Lake Sebu from dying

SPECIAL REPORT: Moratorium on fish cage operations sought to save Lake Sebu from dying

LAKE SEBU, South Cotabato (MindaNews/10 March) --  A paradise lost. Seventy-five year old Sindoy Cuyan recalls how as a young T’boli girl, swimming in Lake Sebu was “pure fun,” it ...

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BFAR sees higher harvest with lifting of sardine fishing ban

BFAR sees higher harvest with lifting of sardine fishing ban

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/09 March)-- Fisheries officials are expecting higher sardine and herring fish landings this year following the official lifting Friday of a three-month f ...

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Nationwide ‘payao’ deployment for municipal fishing starts

Nationwide ‘payao’ deployment for municipal fishing starts

BASILAN STRAIT (MindaNews/09 March)-- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) launched here Saturday the nationwide deployment of fish aggregating devices or payaos f ...

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