Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Philippines
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is the government agency responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of fisheries and aquatic resources in the Philippines. BFAR is a line bureau under the Department of Agriculture. As a government agency, the bureau caries out a variety of functions aimed at the proper management and conservation of aquatic resources. BFAF aims to alleviate poverty through improved livelihoods, expanded sustainable access to offshore and deep-sea resources, and increased economic opportunity through improved aquaculture productivity and upgraded post-harvest technologies. BFAR aims to make national fisheries both sustainable and globally competitive.