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What is FISHR?

A year-long program of the BFAR designed to enhance, fast-track and complete the Municipal Fisherfolk Registry of coastal Local Government Units (LGUs) nationwide in accordance to RA 8550.


  • Program Objectives:
    • Develop and promote a simplified and standardized national registration system for municipal fisherfolk
    • Get the support of all coastal municipalities and cities to use the standardized registration system and to integrate with and regularly update the FRS
    • Use the data in the FRS to design fisheries management and biodiversity conservation measures

  • Why establish and maintain a Fisherfolk Registry?
    • To protect preferential rights of subsistence fisherfolk
    • To establish realible information on fisherfolk relevant to their welfare and to fisheries and coastal conservation
    • To efficiently deliver government programs and benefits
    • To strengthen tenure and livelihood security
    • To strengthen fisherfolk organizations

  • Who should register?
    • MUNICIPAL FISHERFOLK "persons who are directlty or indirectly engaged in municipal fishing and other related fishing activities
    • CREW MEMBERS of a commercial fishing vessel except:
      1. Duly licensed and/or authorized patrons
      2. Marine engineers
      3. Radio operators
      4. Cooks
    • FISHWORKERS - regularly or not regularly employed in commercial fishing and related industries
      1. Income - either in wage, profit-sharing or stratified sharing basis
      2. Including those working in Fishpens, Fish Corrals/Traps, Prawn Farms, Salt Beds, Fishing Boat or Trawlers, Fish Cages, Fishponds, Sea Farms, Fish Ports, Fish Processing and/or Packing Plants
    • FISHERY OPERATOR - owns and provides the means but does not personally engaged in fishery : means including Land, Capital, Vessels, Labor and Fishing Gears.

REGISTERED FISHERFOLK BY GENDER

Province No. of Male No. of Female Total
Abra 4833 1596 6429
Apayao 2653 1157 3810
Benguet 2057 1271 3328
Ifugao 2078 1080 3158
Kalinga 1358 703 2061
Mountain Province 2368 2184 4552
TOTAL 15347 7991 23338


REGISTERED FISHERFOLK BY LIVELIHOOD

Province Capture Fishing Aquaculture Fish Vending Gleasing Fish Processing Others
Abra 1275 784 185 167 7 1617
Apayao 97 109 53 47 4 1213
Benguet 169 620 64 105 5 622
Ifugao 325 558 31 35 5 787
Kalinga 136 137 17 55 4 683
Mountain Province 71 143 83 154 5 1707
TOTAL 2073 2351 433 563 30 6629