BFAR’s new home completed in December
The National Fisheries Complex, the new home of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources is on its final phase of construction and will be completed before December.
The Department of Agriculture said the Fisheries Complex, which will also house the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority, will be fully operational by 2017.
The two five-storey structures will be in addition to the two other buildings undergoing construction near the Bureau of Plant Industry in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City.
The construction of the main and annex buildings started in June 2015. The buildings were designed by Palafox Associates.
The buildings will house the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute’s facilities for Oceanography and Fish Biology studies, Seafood Safety and Quality, and Fish and Fish Product Development and Processing.
There will also be a library and knowledge management center, which will serve as repository of fisheries researches and scientific information.
“After 69 years, BFAR will finally have a home of its own. This entails further improvement to our front line services for our fisheries stakeholders and the general public as well,” Agriculture Undersecretary for Fisheries and BFAR national director Asis Perez said.