What Is NFR?
The NGOs for Fisheries Reform (NFR) has been in existence since 1994. True to its mandate, the NFR has focused on fisheries policy reform and advocacy at the national and local levels. It has been instrumental in the passage of the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 or Republic Act 8550. In 2014, along with other networks, the NFR lobbied for a new Fisheries Code and eventual passage of R.A. 10654, which amended the previous Fisheries Code. In 2015, the NFR engaged the formulation of the implementing rules and regulations of R.A. 10654 as one of the members that represent the NGOs in the Technical Working Group that was formed by the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
Partners of NFR
NFR is composed of non-government organizations united for the basic purpose of initiating and implementing coordinated campaigns, projects and activities in support of the small fisherfolks’ interest and concerns. Its member organizations on their own also initiate and implement various programs and projects for the empowerment of fisherfolk communities, implementation of Community-Based Coastal Resources Management and promotion of sustainable development.
How can you help our advocacy?
Become a Volunteer!
- organize / join coastal clean-ups, mangrove reforestation
- donate to relief efforts to fishing communities
- properly dispose household wastes
- send position papers to Congress in support of bills that will benefit the fisherfolk, or against bills that will be detrimental to the fisherfolk