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
15,097
7,682
22,779
Lanao del Sur
24,838
10,539
35,377
Maguindanao
48,022
20,861
68,883
Sulu
34,994
24,120
59,114
Tawi-Tawi
31,386
23,312
54,698
TOTAL
154,337
86,514
240,851

Livelihood

Province Capture Fishing Aquaculture Fish Vending Gleasing Fish Processing Others
Basilan
10,747
731
960
3,451
320
2,408
Lanao del Sur
17,992
2,459
4,451
3,070
3,467
1,468
Maguindanao
34,880
2,651
5,044
8,057
2,044
5,469
Sulu
19,215
15,714
5,296
4,730
2,037
3,075
Tawi-Tawi
17,608
22,646
776
4,132
1,220
3,947
TOTAL
100,442
44,201
16,527
23,440
9,088
16,367