US-BFAR partner to improve fish production in the Visayas
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The United States government and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) have jointly launched “Fish Right,” a P1.3 billion five-year sustainable fisheries project aimed to increase fish biomass and strengthen management of marine areas in some parts of the Visayas region. According to the US Embassy in Manila, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project will focus on addressing biodiversity threats, improving marine ecosystem governance, and increasing the number and weight of fish in the Calamianes Island Group, Visayan Seas, and South Negros. The partnership between the US government and BFAR, an agency under Department of Agriculture (DA) is expected to benefit two million people who depend onmarine resources for food and income, the Embassy said.
Mabasa, R. C. (2018, November 21). US-BFAR partner to improve fish production in the Visayas. Manila Bulletin, pp. 1, 12.
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Sustainable fishing; Biomass; Fish; Management; Marine environment; Marine resources; Governments; Livelihoods; Illegal fishing; Fishers; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Department of Agriculture (DA); Law, John C.; Gongona, Eduardo
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