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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

Registered Fisherfolk

Province Male 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

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