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 sytem 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

MFRS Implementation Status

This table shows the total activated accounts in MFRS compared to the actual number of cities and municipalities in the province

Province Total LGU’s LGU’s FRS Account
Maguindanao 36 36
Lanao del Sur 40 40
Basilan 12 12
Sulu 19 19
Tawi-Tawi 11 11

Fisherfolk by Gender

Province No. of Male No. of Female Total
Basilan
15,663
7,869
23,532
Lanao del Sur
25,886
11,126
37,012
Maguindanao
50,576
21,812
72,388
Sulu
38,599
26,455
65,054
Tawi-Tawi
31,443
23,329
54,772
TOTAL
162,167
90,591
252,758

Livelihood

Province Capture Fishing Aquaculture Fish Vending Gleasing Fish Processing Others
Basilan
10,851
741
966
3,459
322
2,409
Lanao del Sur
17,779
2,491
4,583
2,780
3,489
1,847
Maguindanao
35,833
2,794
5,439
8,071
2,196
5,484
Sulu
20,905
16,571
5,402
4,809
2,136
3,078
Tawi-Tawi
17,628
22,681
777
4,132
1,220
3,947
TOTAL
102,996
45,278
17,167
23,251
9,363
16,765

Note : Updated as of May, 2018