Philippines combats IUUF with electronic system

At the USAID Oceans Philippines Closeout Event, Agriculture Secretary William Dar urged the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to make fishers live more prosperously than before.

Highlighting the importance of nurturing the environment while setting good policy directions, Agriculture Secretary William Dar urged the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) to make fishers live more prosperously than before.

Dar stressed that combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF) plays an important part in the government’s drive in advancing the well-being and resilience of Philippine fisherfolk, while promoting sustainable fisheries.

“Look at sustainable practices and avoid overfishing,” Dar underscored at the closeout event of USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans).

Full article available here: http://www.da.gov.ph/phl-combats-iuuf-with-electronic-system/ 

Type: Feature Article | Author: Philippines Department of Agriculture | Date: 5 February, 2020 | Subject: Catch Documentation and Traceability, Ecosystems Approach to Fisheries Management, Partnerships and Engagement | Country: Philippines