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NFR Conducts Orientation on Climate Change, DRR, Philippine Government Addresses Illegal, Unreported,
 

Committee on Ecology Approved ICM Bill on First Reading

On August 12, 2015, the Committee on Ecology, which was presided over by Congressman Amado Bagatsing, approved House Bill ___ or the Integrated Coastal Management Bill on first reading. The Bill’s principal sponsor, Party-list Representative Raymund Democrito Mendoza of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines thanked the NGOs for Fisheries Reform, Inc. (NFR) in […]

NFR Conducts Orientation on Climate Change, DRR, & Fisheries Management

Seven Non-Government Organizations, each specializing in fisheries as well as environmental and coastal resource management and conservation hosted a two-day orientation seminar from August 3-4, 2015 for community-based coastal resources management practitioners at the Institute of Social Order in Ateneo de Manila University Campus. The activity received funding support from OXFAM. New staff and as […]

NGOs Open Public Forum on Resettlement Issues in Tacloban City

Internally  displaced persons, Civil Society Organizations from different sectors, Non-Government Organizations, International Non-Government Organizations and representatives from the academe and the Local Government Units all over Tacloban City have  gathered at the Leyte Park CCA Hall last July 22, 2015 to discuss one of the most pressing issues revolving around Post-Yolanda Recovery and Rehabilitation Phase […]

Climate Change, DRR, & Fisheries Management: Finding the Connections

November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) brought massive destructions in Eastern Visayas and nearby regions, leaving thousands of people dead and millions of people affected whose homes were damaged and livelihoods imperiled. Indeed, the world’s climate is changing. These changes tooka vast impact on our ecosystems, human civilization and society. Nowadays, human-induced activities are […]

Philippine Government Addresses Illegal, Unreported, & Unregulated Fishing

With its commitment for a sustainable use of the sea and its resources, on June 10, 2014, European Union (EU) issued ‘yellow card’ warning to the Philippines for its weak efforts to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU). In its press release, the major shortcoming that was identified by the giant economic bloc of […]

Fisherfolk, conservation groups call on Duterte to end illegal fishing in 6 months

Quezon City, 21 June 2016. – A week before President-elect Rodrigo Duterte assumes office, leaders of fisherfolk and marine conservation groups bared their recommendations toward improving the lot of fishing communities and the healthof the country’s marine ecosystems by putting an end to crimes happening at sea and in coastal communities. In a presentation to […]

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DENR-LMB Announces Master Plan for Foreshore Use in the Philippines

In a recently concluded forum by the NGOs for Fisheries Reform, Inc. and the National Anti-Poverty Commission last April 26, 2016 at the PHILDHRRA Partnership Center in Quezon City, representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Land Management Bureau reveals that the government is on its way of mapping out the foreshore lands […]

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Groups Review the Fisherfolk Shelter for Stewards Program of the National Anti-Poverty Commission

The NGOs for Fisheries Reform, Inc. (NFR), the Tacloban Fisherfolk Urban Association, women fisherfolk in Kankabato Bay and in northern barangays of Tacloban City, some members of the Artisanal Fisherfolk Sectoral Council of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and other civil society organizations assessed the implementation of the Fisherfolk Shelter for Stewards Program, which was […]

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10-Point Philippine Blue Agenda for Sustainable Fisheries

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Fishers remind Presidential candidates: Don’t forget about us

PRESS RELEASE   20 April 2016, Pangasinan–Fisherfolk leadersgatheredtoday in front of PHINMA University of Pangasinan, venue of the third and last PiliPinas Presidential Debates, to remind the five Presidential candidates not to forget about fisheries issues, saying that El Niño, climate change, and many forms of illegal and unregulated fishing have greatly affected the sector, […]

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Mangrove Regional Policy Forum

Up to present, the lack of a clear policy guideline governing the process of Fishpond Lease Agreement-  cancellation and Abandoned, Underdeveloped and Underutilized (AUUs) fishpond reversion to mangroves still remain as a crucial issue. Despite a Joint Administrative Order, the absence of coordination between DA-BFAR, DENR and DILG resulted to the non-resolution of AUUs that […]

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Tacloban Electoral Forum on Fisherfolk Agenda

Almost seven hundred artisanal fisherfolk, fish and seafood processing fisherfolk, fish vendors, divers, seaweed farmers as well as coastal area settlers from all over Tacloban City have gathered at the RTR Plaza,Tacloban City last April 12 to come face to face with the local candidates running for office this coming elections. Among these fisherfolk, five […]

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Press Release For Tacloban Electoral Forum

Fisherfolk continue to remain as the “poorest of the poor”  It has been revealed by latest data on poverty that the fisherfolk continue to remain as the “poorest of the poor” among the basic sectors of the country. In the 2012 Philippine Statistical Authority report, it scored as high as 39.2% against the national poverty […]

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Tacloban Fisherfolk Agenda

On February 15, 2016, fisherfolk organizations from coastal communities of Tacloban City gathered to tackle the platforms they would push through in the coming local elections. These fisherfolk mostly engage in capture fisheries, fish cage operation, fishing vending, and seaweed farming and processing. The following sections present the major issues and recommendations identified by them. […]

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CFARMC in Tacloban Conducts Assessment & Planning for 2016

As part of the its vision to empower fisherfolk and establish climate-resilient coastal communities with a policy environment that guarantees the utilization, management and development of resources in a manner that is sustainable, equitable and fair for all, the NGOs for Fisheries Reform, Inc (NFR) initiated the re-organization of the City Fisheries and Aquatic Resources […]

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