BFAR implements 3-month ban on tuna fishing in Davao Gulf
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The government has started the implementation of a three-month closed fishing for tuna in Davao Gulf to protect the fish species at vulnerable stage in their life cycle, particularly during the spawning season. This is the second year of the implementation of closed fishing season, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). After a resource assessment conducted by BFAR in Davao Region (Region 11), it showed that tuna and other fish species are actively spawning in the gulf this time of the year.
De Vera, E. B. (2015, June 3). BFAR implements 3-month ban on tuna fishing in Davao Gulf. Manila Bulletin, p. B-4.
Season regulations; Life cycle; Fish; Commercial fishing; Pelagic fish; Fishers; Artisanal fishing; Biodiversity; Nursery grounds; Rare species; Water pollution; Mangrove restoration; Marine organisms; Phytoplankton; Chlorophylls; Fish larvae; Department of Agriculture (DA); Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); Department of Science and Technology (DOST); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)- Region XI; Idris, Fatma
- Manila Bulletin