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Women and Self-Help Group: Continuing to Rebuild Lives

This case story presents the SIKAT’s (Sentro para sa Ikauunlad ng Katutubong Agham at Teknolohiya) disaster rehabilitation and recovery program in Maliwaliw, Island in Salcedo, Eastern Samar through the Self-Help Group, a post disaster response after the occurrence of...

Statement of Support to Municipal Fisherfolk Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

We, the Pangingisda Natin Gawing Tama (PaNaGaT) Network, a coalition of fisherfolk and non-government organizations which support the strict and full implementation of Republic Act No. 10654, or the Amended Fisheries Code, would like to highlight and commend the...

NFR Culminates Tacloban Project w/ Fisherfolk Food Bazaar

On October 19-20, 2016, a two days fisherfolk food bazaar was conducted by NGO’s for Fisheries Reform at City Hall Grounds, Tacloban City. . Representatives from different fisher folks association in Tacloban City such as the TaclobanFisherfolks Urban Association...

Youth Leadership on Marine Conservation


Policy Writeshop on Risk Insurance & Cancabato Bay Management Plan

On September 27-28, 2016, a two days policy writeshop was conducted by NGO for Fisheries Reform at Ritz Tower de Leyte, Tacloban City. Representatives from different fisher folks association in Tacloban City such as the TaclobanFisherfolks Urban Association (TFUA),...

Food Safety & Good Manufacturing Practices w/ DOST

September 21, 2016 – The NGO’s for Fisheries Reform (NFR) in coordination withOXFAM launched the three-day training course on Food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).Research Specialist II, Imelda Picorro, of DOST Leyte facilitated the entire training with...

Training Course on Aquaculture Technologies for Seaweeds & Oyster

On august 31-September 3, 2016, a training course was conducted by the NGO for Fisheries Reform (NFR) at Brgy. Old Kawayan, Tacloban City, Leyte wherein high ranked staffs from SEAFDEC were invited to be the resource speakers. Different fisher folks association in...

NFR Case Study on Perceived Impacts of Waste Water on Mariculture

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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...

What Is NFR?

The NGOs for Fisheries Reform (NFR) has been 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

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Fish Right Visayan Sea Municipal Fishers Summit

(May 31, 2019)

Visayan Sea Consultation Workshop on MFARMC Strengthening

(September 24-25, 2019)

VA-TURF Validation in Pilar

November 12, 2020

Household Survey Orientation Pambujan (EU)

(February-March 2021)

CERD Re-echo of CB-DRRM training in Poblacion 8, Pambujan

(April 15, 2021)

IFARMC Pilar Bay Formation and Planning

(September 2021)

IFIT Pilar Bay, Capiz

(November 2021)


Day 1 – April 26

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