Agri Newsbriefs (August 7-13, 2017)

BFAR places Visayan Sea under protection 

IN A bid to prevent overfishing and other illegal marine activities, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has placed Visayan Sea under its direct control and supervision.

The move has made the body of water which is one of the richest fishing grounds in the country, the first Fisheries Management Area (FMA) in the country in compliance with Republic Act 10654, or the amended Fisheries Code.

As a result, BFAR along with the local government units and stakeholders will craft a fisheries management framework plan for enforcement activities, establish reference points for major fish species and convene a science research group for the monitoring of fish stocks.

BFAR will also deploy monitoring control and surveillance (MCS) vessel for the Visayan Sea to strengthen seaborne patrolling and the enforcement of fisheries laws.

 

Lake Lanao gets 5 million fingerlings 

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is distributing five million fingerlings of various indigenous non-invasive species in Lake Lanao this month to increase food supply in areas in the vicinity of the lake. 

The initiative was meant to help farmers and fishermen in the area who were affected by the ongoing battle in Marawi City under the agency’s Balik Sigla sa mga Ilog at Lawa (Basil) program.

DA also pledged to provide 500 fishing boats to fishermen of Marawi City in the next three to four months for use during harvest time.

 

Pinol wants Agriculture in curriculum 

AGRICULTURE Secretary Manny Pinol is proposing the inclusion of agriculture as subject in the curriculum of elementary and high school students in the country.

The move is seen to rekindle the interest of younger generation in the matter as well as to ensure the turnover of new breed of workers who will be willing to work in the farmlands in the future.

Pinol said he already discussed his proposal to Education Secretary Leonor Briones who tapped undersecretary for Policy and Planning Segfredo Serrano to study and ensure the the proposal will be given appropriate consideration.

 

DA allots P10-M for Marawi farmers

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is making available P10 million worth of  interest-free “Survival and Recovery” (SURE) loans to farmers and fishermen affected by the ongoing battle in Marawi City.

The loans are designed to help local farmers and fishermen recover their economic losses from the ongoing firefight of government soldiers and the Maute group.

Each beneficiary identified by the regional DA office could avail a loan of up to P25,000, of which P5,000 has already been initially been distributed to them.

 

(By Ehlorra Mangahas, Trainee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like us in Facebook

Features

Latest News

Remittances up by 5.4% in February 2018

    By Rose de la Cruz   Remittances of overseas Filipinos hit $2.5 billion in February, up by 5.4 percent from those sent during the same period... Read More...
Local court convicts officers of closed rural bank in Camarines Sur

  By Rose de la Cruz   The municipal trial court of CamaliganGainza-Milaor in Camarines Sur convicted the former directors and officers of a closed... Read More...
Bong still unsure of Senate run

Should he stay or should he go?  This is the question that Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go is trying to answer and... Read More...
IMAGE In the know: Solar Philippines

Solar Philippines is currently the country’s – and Southeast Asia’s – largest solar-energy company. Founded in August 2013 by Leandro... Read More...
Wrong Dream Girl and Other Laughs

Wrong Dream GirlA FROG telephones the Psychic Hotline. His Personal Psychic Advisor tells him, "You are going to meet a beautiful young girl who will... Read More...
Confession Code and other laughs

Confession Code AN old priest who became sick of all the people in his parish who kept confessing to adultery said one Sunday, in the pulpit,"If I... Read More...
IMAGE PAGIGING MAKABAYAN

KAMAKAILAN ay tumawag ng atensyon ang plano ni Sen. Manny Pacquiao na maghain ng panukalang batas na naglalayon na isama bilang bahagi ng curriculum... Read More...
IMAGE PUTULIN ANG MONOPOLYO NG MERALCO!

SUPORTADO nang ibat-ibang consumer group kabilang na ang Institute for Consumer Research and Empowerment (ICORE) ang panukalang dapat putulin na ang... Read More...

Our Guests

Today2362
Yesterday880
This week5944
This month19677
Total923336

Visitor Info

  • Your IP: 54.198.134.104

Who Is Online

41
Online

Thursday, 19 April 2018
© 2016 OpinYon News Magazine Online. All Rights Reserved.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.