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An Institution of excellence in sustainable fisheries management and services contributing to the nation's food security by having 20% fish surplus and improving fisherfolk's quality of life by 2030.



To protect fisheries and aquatic resources and empower stakeholders to improve productivity.


BFAR Goals

To attain the vision of a sustainable and competitive fisheries industry we must have:

  • Strengthened capacities in infrastructure, technologies, human resource, and information sharing; and
  • Sustainable, science-based fisheries and aquatic resource management practices;
  • Sufficient contribution to national food security;
  • Inclusive growth within the industry
  • Compliance to international laws, policies, and standards, and enforcement of local laws and regulations;
  • Resilience to environmental hazards.



  • Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions. Among BFAR employees, integrity is a collective term used to describe their desired core values of being trustworthy, principled, transparent, honest, accountable, and credible.
  • Professionalism is a specific style of behavior in the workplace exhibited in our behaviors. This is manifested in the values and performance of professional roles. Among the BFAR employees, professionalism is a collective term for being competent, dedicated, committed, service-oriented, respectful to clients and co-workers, self-reliant, courteous, industrious, disciplined, caring, a team player, resilient, and excellent.
  • Innovativeness refers to the value which encourages the creation of better or more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are accepted by markets, governments, and society. Among BFAR employees, innovativeness is a value associated with creativity, initiative, pioneering, trail blazing, think tanking, resourcefulness, being proactive, predictability and standardization.