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
15,436
7,801
23,237
Lanao del Sur
25,474
10,828
36,302
Maguindanao
49,132
21,110
70,242
Sulu
37,469
25,806
63,275
Tawi-Tawi
31,386
23,312
54,698
TOTAL
158,897
88,857
247,754

Livelihood

Province Capture Fishing Aquaculture Fish Vending Gleasing Fish Processing Others
Basilan
10,802
732
962
3,455
321
2,409
Lanao del Sur
18,207
2,462
4,486
3,071
3,476
1,826
Maguindanao
35,254
2,706
5.150
8,062
2,051
5,479
Sulu
20,424
16,187
5,377
4,788
2,133
3,077
Tawi-Tawi
17,608
22,646
776
4,132
1,220
3,947
TOTAL
102,295
44,733
16,751
23,508
9,201
16,738

Note : Updated as of November, 2017