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BFAR eyes more fish landing centers

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Davao Region is eyeing the establishment of more Community Fish Landing Center (CFLC) in the region to improve the socio-economic condition of the fisherfolk communities.
“We have noted a 9.5% increase in fish production last year. The establishment of the CFLC is another strategy to further increase production this year,” BFAR Davao Regio Director Fatma Idris said.
The CFLCs, which is part of the Targeted Actions to Reduce Poverty and Generate Economic Transformation (TARGET) of the Bureau launched in 2014, aims to reduce post-harvest losses in the fisheries sector to 18% from the present 25%.
Among the three programs under TARGET are the fisherfolk registration, Boat Registration and the CFLC.,
Idris said with the CFLCs, BGAR aims to put up more infrastructure projects in order to house marine-entrepreneurs and fish farmers so they could get more opportunities to make their livelihood sustainable.
She said there were five CFLCs propo…

Fish catch in the Davao Region up in 2015

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Davao Region has recorded a 9.5% increase in fish catch in the Davao Gulf.
“We noted an increase of 9.5 percent in fish catch following the strict implementation of the closed season and other programs of BFAR last year,” BFAR-Davao Director Fatma Idris said.
Idris said the growth in the fisheries production resulted to a 22 percent fish sufficiency in 2015. This confirms that the region is still one of the top contributors in the country’s fisheries production.
"This implies that the production can suffice the 22 percent of the fish requirement in the region given the number of population," Idris said.
The Bureau has recorded a total fish production of 251,342 metric tons from 2012 to 2015 based on the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) data.
There was however a 22.5 percent decrease in the production from 2013 to 2014 due to the series of tropical storms, but the production bounced back from 2014-2015.
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Closed season in Davao Gulf starts

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will implement for the third year the closed fishing season for pelagic fishes in the Davao Gulf from June 1 to August 31 this year.
"We are reminding our fisherfolk that June 1 signals the end of the open fishing season in the Davao Gulf which lasted from September to May, and the start of the three-month close season" BFAR Davao Region Fatma Idris said.
Joint Administrative Order No. 02 of the Department of Agriculture and Department of Interior and Local Government prohibited the catching of pelagic fishes in the Davao Gulf from June to August every year. Under the terms of the Closed Season, fishermen or fishing companies will not be allowed to catch pelagic fishes using ringnet and bagnet. The ban also applies to small-scale to large scale commercial fishing with vessels from 3.1 gross tons (GT) to more than 150 GT.
The declaration of a closed fishing season was implemented by BFAR as a strategy to increase fish producti…