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
15,107
7,681
22,788
Lanao del Sur
25,011
10,546
35,557
Maguindanao
48,202
20,866
69,068
Sulu
36,352
25,093
61,445
Tawi-Tawi
31,386
23,312
54,698
TOTAL
156,058
87,498
243,556

Livelihood

Province Capture Fishing Aquaculture Fish Vending Gleasing Fish Processing Others
Basilan
10,753
731
960
3,451
320
2,409
Lanao del Sur
18,025
2,459
4,480
3,070
3,467
1,469
Maguindanao
34,949
2,652
5,045
8,057
2,046
5,476
Sulu
20,166
16,042
5,344
4,784
2,109
3,076
Tawi-Tawi
17,608
22,646
776
4,132
1,220
3,947
TOTAL
101,501
44,530
16,605
23,494
9,162
16,377

Note : Updated as of September, 2017