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    • ADB offers assistance to develop El Nido, Coron 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, October 24, 2019, on page B4)
      The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will extend financing solutions for the development of sustainable tourism in El Nido and Coron in Palawan province. The multilateral bank is now working with the Department of Tourism (DOT) ...
    • Agri sector grows 1.44% 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, August 8, 2013, on page B6)
      The agriculture sector grew 1.44 percent in the first semester of the year grossing at P697.2 billion at current prices, the Department of Agriculture (DA) announced yesterday. Growth in the first half of the year was ...
    • Agri trade deficit narrows 60% in 9 mos 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, January 20, 2014, on page B-16)
      The country's agriculture trade deficit narrowed by 60.47 percent in the first nine months of 2013 as export revenues registered double-digit growth and import expenditure decreased. Export earnings for the following farm, ...
    • Agri, fisheries seek inclusion in APEC investment priorities 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, October 4, 2015, on page B-3)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources(BFAR) urged member economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to include agriculture and fisheries in their investment promotion priorities to address food ...
    • Amended Fisheries Code takes effect this week 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, March 28, 2015, on page B-3)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will implement beginning this week the amended Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 that cracks down on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The much-contested ...
    • BAR develops new oyster culture technology 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, March 3, 2013, on page B6)
      The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) is developing a culture process for an oyster specie found in Surigao to increase local supply and tap its export potential to China and South Korea where there is demand. BAR and ...
    • BFAR bans fishing in Davao Gulf 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, June 3, 2015, on page A-22)
      Authorities have declared a three-month fishing ban in Davao Gulf. The regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said the ban, which started on June 1, was meant to conserve fish species and ...
    • BFAR bans use of fish aggregating devices 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, July 3, 2015, on page B15)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is implementing beginning this month until September a ban on unregulated use of fish aggregating devices (FAD) within Philippine waters. The annual three-month ban is ...
    • BFAR eyes more community fish landing centers 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, May 9, 2015, on page B-3)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) plans to build 252 community fish landing centers in strategic fishing communities to reduce post-harvest losses, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said recently. The ...
    • BFAR forum targets MSMEs 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, October 18, 2015, on page B-6)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is hosting an industry forum for the fisheries sector to enable small and medium businesses to take advantage of growth trends in the domestic and export market. Around ...
    • BFAR lifts shellfish ban in Bataan 

      Sapnu, Ric; Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, August 19, 2014, on page A-19)
      A shellfish ban imposed in Bataan for almost 10 months was lifted yesterday by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. BFAR issued the latest shellfish bulletin after successive laboratory tests on sunset shells or ...
    • DA allots P89M eqm't for Cavite 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, February 13, 2013, on page B-10)
      The Department of Agriculture (DA) is allotting P89 million worth of agricultural assistance projects for the revival of the coffee, vegetable, and fisheries industry of Cavite. During the "Alay sa Mamamayan" program ...
    • DA holds talks on regional agricultural, fisheries modernization plan 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, November 23, 2015, on page D-1)
      The Department of Agriculture is conducting consultations in Mindanao for the drafting of the Regional Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization Plan (RAFMechP) that would fast-track the adoption of farm mechanization in ...
    • DA maintains agri growth target 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, October 5, 2012, on page B-6)
      Agriculture Secretary Alcala believes the agriculture sector would be able to meets its growth target of four to five percent for 2012 because of strong tice and corn production and the expected recovery of the fisheries ...
    • DA sets stricter conservation measures for 'alimasag' 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, February 16, 2014, on page B-5)
      The Department of Agriculture (DA) has imposed stricter conservation measures for catching blue swimming crabs, known locally as alimasag, to preserve its dwindling population. A joint administrative order of the DA and ...
    • EU revokes warning on Phl illegal fishing 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, April 23, 2015, on page B-1-B-8)
      The European Union (EU) has revoked the yellow card warning issued to the Philippines in June 2014 for deficiencies in controlling illegal fishing. In a statement, the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines ...
    • Fish kill discovered near Manila Bay breakwater 

      Macairan, Evelyn; Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, February 17, 2015, on page 13)
      Oxygen depletion in the waters near the Manila Yacht Club may have caused a fish kill yesterday morning, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Acquatic Resources (BFAR). Dozens of dead mullet fish were seen floating in ...
    • Fisheries Code IRR ready for signing - BFAR 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, September 21, 2015, on page C-8)
      The implementing rules and regulations of the amended Fisheries Code are now ready for signing, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said. According to the BFAR, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is ...
    • Fishing ban leads to higher tuna supply 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, November 22, 2015, on page B-4)
      Increased population of small fish species that serve as feed to larger species is increasing tuna supply in key production areas, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said. Alcala said more deliveries of frozen tuna for ...
    • Guimaras seaweed growers to hike output 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, February 11, 2015, on page B-4)
      Seaweed growers in Guimaras Island are increasing production through a counterpart-funding scheme with the World-Bank supported Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), the Department of Agriculture (DA) said yesterday. ...