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:
- Duly licensed and/or authorized patrons
- Marine engineers
- Radio operators
- Income - either in wage, profit-sharing or stratified sharing basis
- 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
REGISTERED FISHERFOLK BY GENDER
|Province||No. of Male||No. of Female||Total|
REGISTERED FISHERFOLK BY LIVELIHOOD
|Province||Capture Fishing||Aquaculture||Fish Vending||Gleasing||Fish Processing||Others|