Stamps featuring the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and Philippine sea foods

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring fishes and other sea foods in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination & Quantities: P7 – – – 140,000 pcs (4 designs)
Souvenir Sheet: P27 – – 8,000 sheets
Sheet Composition: 16 (4×4)
Size of Stamps: 40 mm x 30 mm
Size of Souvenir Sheet: 133mm x 55mm
Date of Issue: July 2, 2007
Last Day of Issue: July 1, 2008 (as stocks allow)
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak T.
Corazon T. Loza
Layout Artist: Edward Gaspay
Corazon T. Loza
Randolf E, Siscar
Robinson C. Cruza
Photos Provided by: Butch Javier (Talakitok fish- Giant trevally)
Raymond Dy (Cuttlefish)
quatic Resources
Designs: Philippine food fishes and other sea foods 

The Philippines is home to the world's richest marine biodiversities, including 4900 species of marine plants and animals, 28 percent of which are economically important and 10 percent are flagship species. In fact, the country is acknowledged as the center of marine biodiversity, with many more species still being discovered. This rich resource has placed the country as one of the biggest fish producer, ranking 8th worldwide. It has been providing the Filipinos with food and livelihoods and contributing much to the improvement of the economy through exports of fishery products. For sixty years now, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has been successful in striking a delicate balance between production and conservation. Read more.


Stamps, Souvenir Sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting July 2, 2007 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.


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