What is FishR?UPDATES

• A year long program of the BFAR designed to enhance, fast track, and complete the Municipal Fisherfolk Registry of coastal LGUs nationwide (RA 8550)

Program Objectives

• Develop and promote a simplified national registration system 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

Who should register?

• Municipal Fisherfolk – “persons who are directly or indirectly engaged in municipal fishing and other related fishing activities”
• Crew Members of a commercial fishing vessels except: 1. duly licensed and/or authorized patrons; 2. marine engineers; 3. radio operators; 4. cook
• Fishworkers regularly or not regularly employed in commercial fishing and related industries
• Fishery Operator – owns and provides the means but does not personally engage in fishery