Starting 2018 with SFFAII’s Dialogue with the Local Government Stakeholders


January 15, 2018

The SOCSKSARGEN Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Incorporated (SFFAII), led the first Focus Group Discussion on Fisheries with government stakeholders held last January 15, 2018 at the Vice Mayor’s conference room, Sangguniang Panlungsod Building. It was participated by representatives from the Local Government of General Santos’ Office of the City Agriculture, led by Ms. Merlinda Donasco, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquaculture Region 12 led by Director Usop Pendaliday, Sangguniang Panlunsod, and USAID Oceans Team.

The meeting started with discussion of  the status of SOCSKSARGEN region and its contribution in terms of value and volume to national production.  In 2016,  Socsksargen commercial fisheries ranked first in terms of volume at 242,020 metric tons and value at Php 18 Billion, contributing at an estimate of  24% and 31% respectively.  In terms of livelihood generation in the region, purse seine and ring net operations had  generated about 65,250 and 71,200 for the Handline in Region 12.

The current challenges in the fishing industry were discussed to include the newly implemented Seafood Import Monitoring Program for the United States, keeping the Philippines' green card status and GSP+ qualification with  the European Union, and  other issues related to teh rising interest for responsible sourcing  by International buyers.  The concerned offices of the Gensan LGU committed to take necessary actions to help address some of the issues. 

The BFAR in response had started developing an Integrated Fisheries Management System that would serve as a repository of necessary data in the fishing operation. Components of which included the Vessel Monitoring System, Fishing Vessel e-Licensing System, Municipal Fisherfolk Registry System, Import-Export System, Municipal Boat Registry System, Fishery Law Enforcement Management Information System and Electronic Catch Documentation and Traceability System.

In partnership with USAID Oceans, SFFAII collaborated with BFAR on the pilot-testing  of the eCDT System intended to combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud, promote sustainable fisheries, and conserve marine biodiversity.

The results of Philippine’s participation in the 14th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission held last December 2017 Philippines paving the way for continued operation of 36 Philippine fleets in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean – High Seas Pocket 1. 

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