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
15,089
7,677
22,766
Lanao del Sur
24,796
10,428
35,224
Maguindanao
47,636
20,743
68,379
Sulu
33,148
23,058
56,206
Tawi-Tawi
31,374
23,306
54,680
TOTAL
152,043
85,212
237,255

Livelihood

Province Capture Fishing Aquaculture Fish Vending Gleasing Fish Processing Others
Basilan
10,745
731
960
3,451
320
2,408
Lanao del Sur
17,934
2,456
4,395
3,052
3,427
1,468
Maguindanao
33,585
2,648
4,992
8,056
1,975
5,469
Sulu
18,271
15,128
4,986
4,624
1,985
3,068
Tawi-Tawi
17,608
22,646
776
4,132
1,220
3,947
TOTAL
99,172
43,609
16,109
23,315
8,927
16,316