BSC TWG Convenes for Dialogue with BFAR Chief

July 21, 2017 – Concurrent BFAR Director Eduardo Gongona called on the Technical Working Group (TWG) for Blue Swimming Crab (BSC) to review commitments and deliverables since its creation in 2015 last Friday, July 21, 2017 in MO2 Westown Hotel, Iloilo City. This was the group’s fourth meeting. Following the challenges associated with the proper […]

One Million Crabs for Visayan Sea

July 3, 2017 – By the end of Q2 of 2017, PACPI reported a total of 1,075,477 crabs released in various crab fishing areas of Visayan Sea since its operation of Negros Hatchery in April 2016 in partnership with the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, lead by Gov. Alfredo Maranon, Jr. In the production summary […]

PACPI Granted Four Student Research Grants in School Year 2016-2017

June 7, 2017 – Since the launch of Student Research Grant in October 2016, PACPI has already granted financial support to four (4) University students, all working on blue swimming crab (BSC) fishery. The students are Hannah Mae Catalayban (University of the Philippines Visayas – B.S. Fisheries), Ma. Michelle Penol (University of the Philippines Visayas […]

PACPI and BFAR Conduct Various Stakeholders’ Consultation on BSC Area Zoning in Danajon Bank

June 5, 2017 – Various stakeholders’ consultations were conducted between the months of March to May 2017 to call for blue swimming crab area zoning in Danajon Bank, Bohol in lieu with the proper implementation of Gear Swap Program (GSP). From March to May of 2017, PACPI and BFAR joined hands to intensify information campaign […]

Province of Negros Occidental Releases IEC Materials on Blue Crabs

March 27, 2017 – To intensify the campaign Save Blue Swimming Crab movement in Negros Occidental, the Provincial Government, lead by Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr., recently released two IEC (Information, Education, Communications) materials, alongside a video commercial-documentary of the BSC industry in Negros. Translated into the local language Hiligaynon, the materials aim to inform fishers, […]

NFI-CC Tours Bantayan Island

January 12, 2017 – US-based National Fisheries Institute Crab Council (NFI-CC) Envoy for Asia, Dr. Abdul Ghofar, visited Bantayan Island, Cebu to check on the current FIP efforts of PACPI and pay a courtesy meeting to the local government of Bantayan, headed by Hon. Arthur Despi. Hailing from Indonesia, Dr. Abdul Ghofar was on a […]

PACPI Conducts Partners’ Meeting on Gear Swap Evaluation and Monitoring

January 11, 2017 – PACPI hosted a Partners’ Meeting on Gear Swap Program Evaluation at the Crab House Restaurant and Tourist Inn in Tagbilaran City to evaluate and discuss the progress of implementation of the gear exchange program piloted last year in fishing communities along Danajon Bank. In attendance were BFAR Regional Office VII, lead […]

UPV Conducts Workshop on Value Chain Analysis of Phil. BSC

December 14, 2016 – The University of the Philippines Visayas called on several stakeholders to discuss the results of the Value Chain Analysis of Philippine Blue Swimming Crab and identify possible interventions to improve the current state of the fishery and its growing industry. Stakeholders from the academe, government and industry, including PACPI, participated the […]